Welcome to day four of the 9th annual Eater Awards, honouring the most esteemed restaurants, bars, chefs, and more 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, and Design of the Year.
In each category, editors will choose an editor’s choice winner and readers will vote for a reader’s choice winner — all to be announced on December 5, 2018. Editor’s choice winners will receive an illustrious tomato can trophy, as is the tradition around here.
Now, without any further ado, it’s time to vote for the reader’s choice winner in the Casual Restaurant of the Year category. Nominations considered any new restaurant that opened from September 2017 until August 2018 inclusive, and they focus on restaurants that lean towards more casual service, including lunch- or daytime-only establishments, counters, cafés, and so forth. Polls will be open for 24 hours and will be strictly policed for funny business. Choose wisely between one of the following:
- Epicerie Pumpui, the Little Italy Thai curry and noodle spot from Chak Wow’s Jesse Mulder
- Fabrizia, the self-titled Mile End counter with delectable sandwiches and fresh pasta from Fabrizia Rollo with co-owner Ashley Thornton
- Falafel Yoni, doing a simple, no-nonsense menu of great falafel and fried eggplant sandwiches in Mile End
- Lloydie’s, the spicy, jerk-filled Caribbean restaurant from the people behind the Jamaican patty company of the same name
- Un Po’ di Più, the Italian coffee and aperitivo spot in Old Montreal from the people behind Olive & Gourmando