By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Oct 10, 2015 at 5:04 AM

For the ninth straight year, October is Dining Month on OnMilwaukee, presented by the restaurants of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, dining guides, delectable features, chef profiles and unique articles on everything food, as well as voting for your "Best of Dining 2015."

This year, we’re making some improvements to our "best of dining" poll. First, we’ll roll out each of the voting categories one-by-one all month long, giving you a manageable way to zero in on your favorite categories and vote for your picks.

Next, we’ve assembled a group of four acclaimed local foodies – including esteemed Milwaukee judge, Derek Mosley, 88Nine DJ, Tarik Moody, U.S. Bank analyst Rick Rodriguez and our own senior food & dining writer, Lori Fredrich. They’ll be offering up their top choices in each of our 41 categories.

You Vote. You Decide.

You’ll have the opportunity to vote for the expert panel picks or choose from an extended list of popular restaurants in each category. Don’t see your favorite on the list? Add them in the "Other" field on the survey below.

New This Year

Share today’s survey with your friends and colleagues on social media using hashtag #BestofDining2015 and you could win one of a variety of local restaurant gift cards.

Voting for each poll runs for two weeks – this one ends on Oct. 24 – and the full list of results will be unveiled on Nov. 15.

Bon appetit!

Foodie picks:

  • Cafe Benelux
  • Casablanca
  • Harbor House
  • La Merenda
  • Wolf Peach
  • The Yard