Next 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 12 months. In the past two days, readers voted for Chef of the Year (LloydMartin's Sam Crannell), Restaurant of the Year (Madison Park Conservatory), and Hottest Restaurant (The Whale Wins). Now it's time for 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. Ready to play your part? This poll will be open for 24 hours; voting irregularities will be strictly policed.