On Thursday, November 17, Eater will present the 2016 Eater Awards, our seventh annual celebration of all that's made the restaurant world run — and run wild — in the past 12 months. Winners will be selected on both the local and national levels, and the voting begins right now. Last but certainly not least: The New Orleans restaurant that’s just so hot right now. Cast your vote for the hottest restaurant below.
Here's how the voting works: Eater editors have named nominees in New Orleans for each of five major categories— Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, Design of the Year, Bar of the Year, and Hottest Restaurant of the Year. Editors will pick winners from the nominees, and readers will vote to award one nominee in each category with a readers’ choice award. Ready to play your part? This poll will be open for 24 hours; voting irregularities will be strictly policed.