On Monday, November 16, Eater will present the 2015 Eater Awards, our sixth annual celebration of all that's made the 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. The polls are now closed for restaurant of the year, chef of the year, and bartender of the year, and today we focus on the year's hottest opening. Which restaurant is So Hot Right Now? Weigh in by voting below.
- Long awaited Hatch Winner Batch Brewing Company debuted in February.
- The nano brewery offers a full menu featuring fresh pretzels, sandwiches, and bread pudding.
- Downtown blockbuster Townhouse opened in late July.
- The restaurant features a massive whiskey list, as well as sushi and Americanized dim sum carts.
- Kuzzo's Chicken & Waffles, founded by former pro-football player Ron Bartell, opened in January on Livernois Avenue.
- The restaurant features a large selection of Southern-style food and regularly attracts crowds during breakfast and lunch hours.
- Selden Standard debuted in November 2014 on Second Avenue.
- Seats at Selden are mostly first-come first-served.
- Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria opened in April.
- The restaurant features thin-crust pizzas and 30 beers on tap.
Here's how the voting works: Eater editors have named nominees in Detroit (and Metro Detroit) 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.