It's the first time for the magazine's People's Choice Award. The 35 restaurants in the running have been nominated by a volunteer panel of food and hospitality industry leaders.
The panel's list of 35 establishments, opened between late spring 2012 and June 2013, has been visited and judged anonymously by international food and wine writer Andrew Braithwaite. He'll narrow the list to his top 10 for the November issue of enRoute magazine.
For the last dozen years, the airline's in-flight magazine has looked for chefs who are advancing the country's culinary identity and restaurants where the overall dining experience will have a significant impact on our restaurant culture for its top 10 list of new eating places.
As of Nov. 1, readers will be able to download the updated enRoute Eats app, which includes details of this year's top 10 restaurants and previous years' winners, along with enRoute-recommended restaurants across the country.
Information about the criteria, judging panel, nominated restaurants, prizes and contest rules may be found online at www.eatandvote.com or www.mangervoter.com.