The clock is ticking down on the second annual Eater Awards, and we are enlisting reader help to name the winners. Voting has gone down for Restaurant of the Year and hottest restaurant of 2011 here and across the country. Now, it's time to find the Chef 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.