Next Monday, Eater will present the 2012 Eater Awards, our third annual celebration of all that's made America's restaurant world run—and run wild—in the past 12 months. Yesterday readers voted for Chef of the Year, which narrowed the field to Chris Pandel, Ashlee Aubin and Chris Nugent, who edged out Matthias Merges but just one vote. Now it's time for Restaurant of the 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.
It's time get out the vote for Restaurant of the Year: