On 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 this past 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.
To conclude our Eater Awards voting, we ask you to decide on the Stone Cold Stunner, the restaurant whose good looks and cool design defined the year. (No reclaimed wood, subway tiles, or Edison bulbs here, thank you.) The nominees (links go to their Eater Insides, to refresh your memory): Barrel House Tavern, whose stunning arched ceiling and breathtaking views rocked Sausalito; The Cavalier, Ken Fulk's British fantasia that boasts themed rooms and taxidermy galore; Hakkasan, the mega-bucks, mega-glam FiDi outpost of the international chain; La Urbana, whose hip Mexico City vibe has electrified Divisadero; and Roka Akor, the ultra-modern blonde-wood-and-glass number that stands out in Jackson Square. Time to vote:
The polls close at 10 am PST on Saturday, November 16. Winners of all the Eater Awards will be announced on Monday.