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New Times Best of Miami Readers' Poll Now Open: Who Will Win From the Top Five?

Think Gabriel Orta is Miami's best bartender? Vote for him. Does Andiamo have the best pizza in town? Which is better: Yardbird or Blue Collar for best fried chicken?

With our most exciting issue quickly approaching, we at Short Order are gearing up for the epic Best of Miami 2013 Readers' Poll battle.

We sifted through the "your mom" nominees and a few duplicates. We checked and checked again to ensure each person still belongs to the establishment you lined them up with. We called to make sure places are still open and services are still the same.

Basically, we've put together an entirely new poll of the top five candidates that received the most votes and nominations and put them on one convenient page for you.

But now the ball is in your court.

Head to our Readers' Poll and you'll find each category has five possible winners. It's your job, if you're the candidate, to campaign to get the most votes. And it's your job, if you're a reader, to choose who you think is the best of the top five.

We're expecting campaign videos streaming on bar flat-screens and slogan banners draped across restaurant dining rooms. Chefs, whip out your best smiles and go for some photo ops with fans. It takes work to win this -- so put in your hours.

These are a few of the categories we think will have the tightest races:

Best Bartender

Robert Ferrara (Swine Southern Table & Bar)

Isaac Grillo (Haven)

Gabriel Orta (The Broken Shaker)

Danny Siegel (Sandbar)

Elad Zvi (The Broken Shaker)

Best Burger

Bulldog Barbecue & Burger

Burger & Beer Joint

Elwoods Gastro Pub

LoKal Burgers & Beer

Shake Shack

Best Chef

Daniel Serfer (Blue Collar)

Jeff McInnis (Yardbird)

Michael Schwartz (Michael's Genuine)

Michelle Bernstein (Michy's)

Todd Erickson (Haven)

Best Fried Chicken

Blue Collar

Joe's Stone Crab

Michy's

Whisk Gourmet Food & Catering

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

Best Pizza

Andiamo! Brick Oven Pizza

Harry's Pizzeria

Joey's

Miami's Best Pizza

Steve's Pizza

Feel free to tell us who you think is the clear winner of these races in the comments section, but don't forget to go vote, vote, vote!

Visit New Times' Best of Miami Readers' Poll. The poll closes May 29.

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