UPDATE: Nominations have been closed for this round of the Readers' Choice.
Please check back on July 23 when we will be posting polls with the finalists from the various Readers' Choice categories. The finalists were determined by your votes.
This article was updated on July 11.
For the past several months, area Patch readers have helped determine Chowdown Showdown winners in a wide variety of food categories.
This summer contest will take a step beyond food and puts the spotlight on more than 20 categories, and we want to know which McHenry County businesses you think come out on top in each one.
Nominations will be accepted for each category through July 9. To nominate your favorite, list the category along with your nomination in the comment box below.