Best of Springfield: Food, dining and drinking categories in this year’s contest

This year’s Best of Springfield is open for nominations, and we want to know your favorite spots for eating and drinking.

Nominations are open until Friday, June 28, and you can nominate once per day per subcategory.

CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE in this year’s contest

Here’s a look at our food, dining and drinking subcategories where we want your nominations, so head to the ballot to tell us your favorites. The number of nominations a place receives determines whether it will be a finalist.

• Best Appetizers

• Best Asian Food

• Best Bakery

• Best Bar/Brewpub

• Best BBQ

• Best Breakfast

• Best Burger

• Best Caterer

• Best Chicken Sandwich

• Best Chocolates

• Best Cocktails

• Best Coffeehouse

• Best Cookies

• Best Desserts

• Best Dine-In Restaurant

• Best Donuts

• Best Farmers Market Vendor

• Best Food Truck

• Best Ice Cream

• Best Italian Food

• Best Japanese Food/Sushi

• Best Lunch Spot

• Best Mexican Food

• Best Patio for Dining and Drinks

• Best Pizza

• Best Restaurant to take an Out-of-Towner

• Best Tacos

• Best Wings

CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE in this year’s contest

Our timeline

• Nominations: June 17-28

• Then, we choose the finalists

• Voting: July 22-Aug. 9

• Winners announced: Thursday, Oct. 10

• Special section published in the Springfield News-Sun: Sunday, Oct. 13