On 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 the search for the best-looking restaurant that opened in town this year, Atlanta's Stone Cold Stunner.
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, Hottest Restaurant, and Bartender of the Year 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 Atlanta's Stone Cold Stunner, and vote in the poll at the bottom of the page.
Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall, the BeltLine-adjacent eatery that celebrates "campfire vibes," has been called a "Wes Anderson-meets-Bear Grylls restaurant." It most certainly has the city's largest mural of a bear in the woods. [Photo: Matthew Wong]
Lusca features its own mural, but this one is a giant octopus. [Photo: Matthew Wong]
The Pig & The Pearl takes design cues more from the swanky raw bar aspect of the concept, as opposed to a smokehouse look. [Photo: Matthew Wong]