On 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 twelve months. Winners will be selected on both the local and national levels in five major categories.
Here's how it works: Eater editors have selected nominees and Eater readers will vote on a different award each day this week, narrowing the nominees to three finalists. From those three finalists, the Eater editorial team will select a winner. Yesterday, y'all voted for So Hot Right Now, and now polls are open now for Bartender of the Year. While some of the nominees have risen above the ranks of straight bartender, they're still the masterminds behind some of the best cocktails in town. As always, voting irregularities will be strictly policed, and the polls close in 24 hours.