Welcome to day four of Detroit’s 2018 Eater Awards, honoring the most talented restaurant and bar industry gurus in cities across the world. Here’s how the Eater Awards work: All 24 Eater cities and the national site will award prizes in multiple categories, including but not limited to Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, and Design of the Year.
In each category, editors will choose an Editor’s Choice winner and readers will vote for a Reader’s Choice winner — all to be announced on December 5, 2018. The Reader’s Choice winner gets unlimited bragging rights as an Eater fan favorite. The Editor’s Choice winner will receive an illustrious tomato can trophy, as is the tradition around here.
Now, without any further ado, it’s time to vote for the reader’s choice winner in the Chef of the Year category. The rundown on this year’s nominees: Southwest Detroit’s dive tiki hangout Mutiny Bar, the Siren Hotel’s glam cocktail hotspot Candy Bar, Milwaukee-Junction neighborhood saloon Kiesling, and east side tropical tiki bar Lost River. Polls will be open for 24 hours from 10 a.m. on November 29 to 10 a.m. on November 30 and will be strictly policed for funny business. (Please note: If the poll doesn’t appear, try visiting the page directly through the Eater Detroit website.) Which spot had the best drinks and ambiance? Take your pick below.
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