Welcome to day four of the 9th annual Eater Awards, honoring the most talented restaurant and bar industry gurus in cities across the world. Here’s how the Eater Awards work: All 24 Eater cities and the national site will award prizes in multiple categories. Each category will dole out an editor’s choice winner and a reader’s choice winner — all to be announced on December 5, 2018. The reader’s choice winner gets unlimited bragging rights as an Eater fan favorite. The editor’s choice winner will receive an illustrious tomato can trophy, as is the tradition around here, and a splashy feature on Eater Atlanta in 2019.
Atlanta’s culinary pop-ups thrived in 2018. The five nominees each have a strong and devoted set of followers and represent the incredible diversity of metro Atlanta’s current food scene.
Erika Council and her regular (and extremely popular) Bombass Biscuit breakfasts on Saturday mornings packs them in at B’s Cracklin’ Barbecue in Riverside.
Maricela Vega of Chicomecóatl often pop-ups at the Spindle Kitchen at Studioplex in the Old Fourth Ward, bringing diners her takes on modern Mexican cuisine.
Sarah Dodge serves her beautifully baked breads and pastries throughout Atlanta as part of her Bread is Good pop-up.
Ok Yaki hops around town at restaurants like Ria’s Bluebird or breweries such as Monday Night serving riffs on okonomiyaki and other Japanese street foods.
Kamayan ATL, popping up OTP at restaurants like Ba Bellies in Peachtree Corners, showcases traditional Filipino dishes, served family-style and without utensils.
Now, without any further ado, it’s time to vote for the reader’s choice winner in the Pop-Up of the Year category. Polls will be open for 24 hours and will be strictly policed for funny business. Choose wisely: