Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, your attention please: The seventh annual Eater Awards are less than two weeks away. This is a chance to honor the most talented chefs, restaurateurs, and hospitality ninjas across the country for their work over the past year. Winners will be selected on both the local and national levels in a handful of major categories, and the award recipients will be fêted at a splashy event in Manhattan on November 16. But the festivities actually start 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 sweet, sweet tomato can this year:
Here's how the voting works across the board: Eater Editors have named nominees in their cities for a handful of major categories. Editors will pick winners from the nominees, and readers will vote to award one nominee in each category with a readers’ choice award. Ready to play your part? This poll will be open for 24 hours; voting irregularities will be strictly policed.