On Wednesday, November 16, Eater will present the 2016 Eater Awards, our seventh annual celebration of all that's made the Seattle restaurant world run — and run wild — in the past 12 months. Winners will be selected on both the local and national levels, and the voting takes place all this week.
Yesterday was all about the Restaurant of the Year. Next up: Seattle's Chef of the Year. Each nominee debuted (at least) one exciting new restaurant this year. Cast your vote for the chef that really made a difference below, and take a look at last year's nominees and winners right here.
Here's how the voting works: Eater editors have named nominees in Seattle for each of five major categories. Editors will pick winners from the nominees, and readers will vote to award one nominee in each category with a readers' choice award. Ready to play your part? This poll will be open for 24 hours; voting irregularities will be strictly policed.
Correction: An earlier version of this post listed the date of the Eater Awards announcement as Thursday, November 17, which has since been moved forward to Wednesday, November 16.