Every year at this time, while everyone else is out Christmas shopping and sharing cheer in a glass, I'm in front of my computer, poring over past restaurant reviews and notes, trying to determine who will win this year's Salt Lake magazine Dining Awards. 

Of course I have help–this year I asked some of those who have been inducted into the magazine's Hall of Fame for suggestions. So Margo Provost of Log Haven, Lucy Cardenas of Red Iguana, Jeff Polychronis of Squatters Pub Brewery and Aristides Boutsikakis of Aristo's each put in their two cents along with my three to come up with the winners. That list will be announced at a gala event in mid-February. 

Meanwhile, it's your turn to speak up for your favorites. Go here and vote in this year's Readers Choice contest. You might win a pair of tickets to the exclusive Dining Awards celebration and you'll certainly have done your bit to make Utah a better place to eat out.