Next Monday, Eater will present the 2013 Eater Awards, our fourth annual celebration of all that's made America's restaurant world run—and run wild—in the past twelve months. Winners will be selected on both the local and national levels in five major categories, the voting for which began Monday.
Here's how the voting works across the board: Eater editors have named nominees for each of five major categories from restaurants and bars that either opened or moved since November 2012. 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.
Today, it's time to vote for So Hot Right Now, the restaurant that's impossible to get into—and impossible to miss. (And before you ask: State Bird Provisions won this award last year, so it's not eligible.) Our five nominees: La Urbana's bustling Divis crowds; Mikkeller Bar's always-bustling beer nerd paradise; Stones Throw's neighborhood onslaught; TBD's fiery-hot fan club; and Tosca Cafe's no-reservations crazytown. Which SF restaurant is so hot right now? Time to vote:
The polls close at 10 am PST on Thursday, November 14. Stay tuned for our votes for Bartender of the Year and Stone Cold Stunner as the week rolls on.