by Jim Ridley
So you've got the inside track on the city's best Thai, the city's best breakfast, the city's best burgers and fries. You've got a favorite place you want others to discover, or a new joint that's made your life a lot happier in the past year.
Don't keep that info to yourself — stand up and be counted! Today marks the first day of voting for the Scene's 22nd "Best of Nashville" issue, our annual salute to the people, places and things that give Music City its essence.
Built around the theme of "Heroes and 'Villians," the issue doesn't run until Oct. 13. But the heavy lifting has already started, as last year's 188-page beast was the largest single issue in Scene history. (Here's a reminder of last year's winners.) And this year's looms even larger.
You can find your online ballot here. (Make sure you vote in the other categories tabbed across the top of the ballot also.) And feel free to stump in the comments section below for any chef, restaurant or specialty you think deserves votes.