The seventh annual Eater Awards are less than two weeks away. This is a chance to celebrate 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 five major categories, and the award recipients will be fêted at a blow-out event in Manhattan on November 16. Reader voting in the Restaurant of the Year category is now complete — Lilia got about twice as many votes as any of the other restaurants. Now it's time to vote in the Chef of the Year category. Take a look and cast your vote:
Here's how the voting works: Eater editors have named nominees in their cities for each of five 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.