Welcome to day four of the 9th annual Eater Awards, honoring the most talented restaurant and bar industry gurus in cities across the world. Here’s how the Eater Awards work: All 24 Eater cities and the national site will award prizes in multiple categories, including but not limited to Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, Design of the Year, and today’s chosen topic: Restaurant Import of the Year.
Each category will dole out an editor’s choice winner and a readers’ choice winner — all to be announced on December 5, 2018. The readers’ choice winner gets unlimited bragging rights as an Eater fan favorite. The editor’s choice winner will receive an illustrious tomato can trophy, as is the tradition around here, and a splashy feature on Eater Nashville in 2019.
It has been an exciting year in Nashville dining, with a number of restaurants with roots from New York to San Francisco setting up shop in Music City. Emmy Squared gave us Detroit-style pizza and an undeniably perfect burger (appropriately using local Bear Creek Farm beef). Health-conscious diners flock to Green Hills’ new True Food Kitchen outpost. Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak opened at the JW Marriott, providing a first-class steakhouse and seafood experience with some of the city’s most stunning views. Nashville-based 4-Top Hospitality brought Mississippi-born Char Steakhouse to Green Hills, with added southern and NOLA-inspired flavors. And Sunda, Billy Dec’s first foray outside of Chicago, brought Nashville much-needed new choices from throughout Asia.
Now, without any further ado, it’s time to vote for the reader’s choice winner in the Restaurant Import of the Year category. Polls will be open for 24 hours and will be strictly policed for funny business. Choose wisely: