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:
Robert Ferrara (Swine Southern Table & Bar)
Isaac Grillo (Haven)
Gabriel Orta (The Broken Shaker)
Danny Siegel (Sandbar)
Elad Zvi (The Broken Shaker)
Bulldog Barbecue & Burger
Burger & Beer Joint
Elwoods Gastro Pub
LoKal Burgers & Beer
Daniel Serfer (Blue Collar)
Jeff McInnis (Yardbird)
Michael Schwartz (Michael's Genuine)
Michelle Bernstein (Michy's)
Todd Erickson (Haven)
Best Fried Chicken
Joe's Stone Crab
Whisk Gourmet Food & Catering
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
Andiamo! Brick Oven Pizza
Miami's Best 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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