Next Monday, Eater will present the 2014 Eater Awards, our fifth annual celebration of the restaurants and people who have made the past year so exciting in the food world, both on a local level and on a national level.
Winners will be selected in five major categories, and readers will have the chance to vote on one category per day every day this week. Up today: So Hot Right Now, honoring the most blazing hot new restaurant of the year (or a restaurant that has undergone a big change in the past year), where all the crowds are flocking.
Today's group of nominees includes:
- renowned French chef Daniel Boulud's first Boston restaurant
- a new Somerville hotspot with games galore and a fun cocktail program
- the shiny revamp of the classic Rosebud Diner, now under new ownership and with more whiskey, barbecue, and pie than ever before
- a popular Chinatown spot newly helmed by Mark O'Leary, who will fulfill your late-night needs with junk food-inspired, Asian-inspired snacks
- a South End "speakeasy," now with Bread & Salt Hospitality in a long-term residency in the kitchen
Here's how it works: Eater editors have chosen five nominees in each category. Readers will have 24 hours to vote on each category. The three top vote-getters per category will then be considered by the editorial team, who will pick the final winner for each. Those will be announced on Monday, November 17.
Vote right now to determine the three finalists for Boston's So Hot Right Now award. The poll is open until 1 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday, November 13).
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