It's election day but since there aren't really any elections going on in Chicago, you have more time to focus on the Eater Awards 2011. Isn't that convenient?
On Monday we will celebrate the restaurateurs, chefs, restaurants, bartenders—and bathrooms—that keep this industry so alive, that make Chicago stand out as a culinary destination. But we need your help. So for five main categories, we are putting forth our nominees and requesting that Eater readers vote to narrow the field down to three. Editors will choose the winner from the top three.
Yesterday readers voted for Restaurant of the Year, narrowing the field down to just Next, Henri and Perennial Virant. Today a slew a new hot spots will go head to head to compete for the title of So Hot Right Now. This poll will be open for 24 hours; voting irregularities will be strictly policed.