On Monday, November 16, Eater will present the winners of the 2015 Eater Awards, our sixth annual celebration of all that's made the San Diego 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, Bartender of the Year, and So Hot Right Now.
Next up is our final category, recognizing the year's best in design. Which restaurant is San Diego's Stone Cold Stunner?
Here's a primer on the nominees. Soda & Swine's second act in Liberty Station is another CH Projects marvel crafted with Paul Basile of BASILE Studio. Bells & Whistles' thoughtful work helped to turn Bracero into the hotspot it has quickly become. Bluemotif Architecture contributed to creating the sleek dining and drinking destination that is Kettner Exchange. A massive, multi-million dollar remodel gave the East Village's Water Grill a sparkling showpiece for seafood. The Cohn Restaurant Group's latest local offering, Coasterra, is a sweeping waterfront statement on Harbor Island.
Here's how the voting works: Eater editors have named nominees in San Diego 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.