To get an early start on the upcoming festivities
, we're bringing back our Readers' Choice Awards, in which our audience gets to cast votes for their favorite JBF nominees. It's simple: we set up a snazzy poll and you make your pick.
Our first category is Best New Restaurant. This year's BNR noms are especially impressive, and likely backed by passionate legions of fans on their home turf, so we're expecting this contest to be pretty intense.
So size up the contenders below and vote! We'll close this poll at noon tomorrow, then launch another round in the afternoon.
Note: these results have absolutely no bearing on who will win a bona fide Beard Award. (You can read about the Awards nomination and voting procedure here.) To find out who gets the real prize, tune into Delights & Prejudices and @beardfoundation on Twitter on May 6 for the Book, Broadcast, and Journalism Awards, then come on back for the restaurant and chef Awards on May 9, which will also be live-streamed at jamesbeard.org/awardslive.