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 continues right now.
Polls are now closed for Restaurant of the Year, and next up is Chef of the Year. This year's nominees are an insanely talented bunch: First up is Graham Dodds, the farm-to-table pioneer who, until recently, hung his hat at Henderson Avenue staple Hibiscus (he's got a new project on the way, and frankly, we can't wait). Next is Misti Norris, the wildly creative chef at Small Brewpub who's putting out the best damn charcuterie in the city, not to mention some of the most inventive plates around. Then there's Julio Peraza: He departed Abraham Salum's Komali mid-year and now presides over not one but two hot spots, Proof + Pantry and Madrina, churning out artful plates and clever flavor combinations. Also on the docket is Danyele McPherson, the ginger-haired queen of the kitchen at Remedy, Lower Greenville's forward-thinking comfort food spot that's proving everything you thought you knew about bologna sandwiches is dead wrong. Last but not least is Nilton "Junior" Borges, who leads the kitchen at Uptown sensation Uchi — which has undoubtedly been the hottest table in town since it opened in June — in the eternal quest for the perfect bite.
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.