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 12 months. Winners will be selected on both the local and national levels in five major categories, the voting for which continues today with Atlanta's Bartender of the Year.
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. The polls for Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, and Hottest Restaurant have now closed. Ready to play your part? This poll will be open for 24 hours; voting irregularities will be strictly policed.
Below, see the nominees for Bartender of the Year, and vote in the poll at the bottom of the page.
Paul Calvert, the man behind Decatur's Paper Plane, is often reinventing his cocktail menu. Based on the weekend crowds, he's doing a good job.
Ian Cox is running the impressive beverage program at The Luminary, and he recently won Bombay Gin's "Most Imaginative Bartender" competition.
Sarah Justice is no longer with Holeman & Finch, but she made quite an impression during her time in charge of the restaurant's bar this year.
Miles Macquarrie and Kimball House seem to be constantly receiving accolades for the drinks at the Decatur favorite.
Shanna Mayo has moved on from Leon's Full Service and is now helping the Victory Sandwich Bar team with its new ventures.