On Monday, November 16, Eater will present the 2015 Eater Awards, our sixth annual celebration of all that's made the Dallas restaurant world run — and run wild — in the past 12 months. Winners will be selected on both the local and national levels in five major categories, and the voting begins right now.
First up: Restaurant of the Year. This year's nominees are an eclectic bunch: The do-gooders at Cafe Momentum get a nod for their unity of philanthropy and some surprisingly sophisticated cooking. Burger sensation Off-Site Kitchen is there, too, thanks to a move to Trinity Groves made 2015 its biggest and best year ever (hello, frozen cocktails and that epic patio). Next up is Small Brewpub, the laid-back Oak Cliff bar where chef Misti Norris is cooking up the most original and imaginative food you'll find in Dallas today. Teiichi Sakurai's Ten Ramen makes the list for single-handedly turning Dallas into a serious ramen city with its standing-only spot at Sylvan Thirty. Finally, there's Uchi, the Austin-born sushi star that's taken Uptown by storm with a packed dining room every single night.
Here's how the voting works: Eater editors have named nominees in Dallas 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.