This week’s Eater Awards voting continues today with the Design of the Year category.
Here is the 2018 ballot in D.C., presented in alphabetical order:
- American Son, which has a plant-filled, modern “Peach Pit” style dining room at the Eaton hotel downtown.
- Maydan, which built a Middle Eastern hideaway around a wood-burning hearth in the U Street NW corridor.
- Mi Vida, which boasts a colorful Mexican dining room — and nationally recognized bathrooms — on the Southwest Waterfront.
- Officina, which houses a cafe, a market, a salon, a trattoria, and a rooftop bar across three levels on the Southwest Waterfront.
- Poca Madre, which contains a lush space for Oaxacan fine dining near Chinatown.
All 24 Eater cities and the Eater national site will grant prizes for Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, and Design of the Year. In Washington, there will also be wild card categories this year for Neighborhood of the Year and Brunch of the Year. For a look at the 2017 D.C. winners, head here.
Each category will crown an editor’s choice winner and a reader’s choice winner — all to be announced on Wednesday, December 5. Vote for the reader’s choice winner in the Design of the Year category in the poll below. Polls are open for 24 hours. Finalists in the remaining categories will be rolled out throughout the week.
- American Son Arrives as a Plant-Filled Dining Oasis Downtown [EDC]
- Eat Grilled Everything at Fiery Maydan [EDC]
- Mexican-Themed Mi Vida Opens at the Wharf [EDC]
- The Wharf’s Mi Vida Could Win the Title of America’s Best Restroom [EDC]
- Officina’s Stunning Sun-Drenched Cafe Just Landed on the Wharf [EDC]
- Penn Quarter’s Poca Madre Will Transport Diners to an Oaxacan Oasis [EDC]