The clock is ticking down on the first annual Eater Awards, and we are enlisting reader help to name the winners. Voting has already begun on the Restaurants of the Year across the country, and now, it's time to find the hottest restaurants across America.
Here's how the voting works across the board. Eater editors have named nominees for each of four 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? Polls are open now until Friday at 5pm; voting irregularities will be strictly policed. Here now, the hottest restaurants, by city: