Ladies and gentleman, on Monday, Eater will host the 2012 Eater Awards, honoring the best restaurants, chefs, and industry talent across the nation. Throughout the week, Eater editors have named nominees for each of five major categories, and readers have cast their votes, narrowing the nominees to three finalists. From those three finalists, the Eater editorial team will select a winner, and to recap: Monday's Chef of the Year 2012 voting saw four names emerge, Tuesday's Restaurant of the Year narrowed down finalists to Ox, Smallwares, and the Woodsman Tavern, while yesterday's quest to name the So Hot Right Now restaurant left Xico, Imperial, and Lardo in the mix.
Ready to play your part? It's time to name Portland's Bartender of the Year: this poll will be open for 24 hours; voting irregularities will be strictly policed.