Good people of New Orleans, the 2011 Eater Awards are one week from today, which means it's time to start casting your votes for the best of what New Orleans has to offer in terms of chefs, restaurants, bartenders and, yes, bathrooms.
In each city, Eater editors have named four to seven of our favorites for each category: Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, So Hot Right Now, Bartender of the Year and Best Bathroom. Eater readers will vote, narrowing the nominees to three finalists. From those three finalists, the Eater editorial team will select a winner. Polls are open now for Restaurant of the Year and will close in 24 hours when a new poll will begin. Voting irregularities will be strictly policed. Have at it!