Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, your attention please: The sixth annual Eater Awards are two weeks away. This is a chance to honor the most talented chefs, restaurateurs, and bartenders across the country for their work over the past year. Winners will be selected on both the local and national levels in five major categories, and the award recipients will be fêted at a splashy event in Manhattan on November 16. But the party actually starts right now, because it's time to vote in the Restaurant of the Year category. Here are the five nominees — let us know which restaurant you think deserves that big, heavy tomato can this year:
Here's how the voting works across the board: Eater editors have named nominees for each of five major categories. Eater readers will vote, narrowing the nominees to three finalists. From those three finalists, the Eater editorial team will select a winner. Ready to play your part? This poll will be open for 24 hours; voting irregularities will be strictly policed.