Next Monday, Eater will present the 2014 Eater Awards, our fifth 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 is happening right now. Previously, votes were cast for Restaurant of the Year and Chef of the Year. Next up: So Hot Right Now.
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.
Below, see the nominees for which Atlanta restaurant is So Hot Right Now, and vote in the poll at the bottom of the page:
Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall, the BeltLine-adjacent restaurant from Michael Lennox and chef Kyle Schmidt, features what Lennox calls "modern campfire cuisine."
Lusca, Angus Brown and Nhan Le's Brookwood Hills venture, is serving more upscale cuisine than their late-night hit Octopus Bar, plus raw bar fare and charcuterie.
Makan, Decatur's destination for "Asian comfort food" from co-owner Michael Lo and chef George Yu, is making a splash on Atlanta's ramen scene.
The Luminary is Top Chef alum Eli Kirshtein's first restaurant, and its opening marked the official launch of Krog Street Market.
The Pig & The Pearl, from The Shed at Glenwood's Todd Richards, is a combination raw bar/smokehouse. That might not sound like a happy marriage, but diners and critics are saying otherwise.
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