Where can you get the best cup of coffee in town? And which restaurant dishes up the best steak or the tastiest Mexican food? These are just a few examples of the types of things local residents will have a chance to vote on during the Best of Erath 2011 campaign.

Each year, the Empire-Tribune hosts the friendly competition asking residents to vote on their favorites in more than 100 categories including local goods and services, entertainment and restaurants.

This year, the E-T has added four new categories, including Best Flea Market, Best Meat Market, Best Masseuse and Best Family Entertainment.

Ballots can be found inside the Empire-Tribune on various days throughout the week. Only original ballots published in the E-T will be accepted. Residents can vote only one time and submissions must include a name, address and telephone number.

Ballots can be returned to the Empire-Tribune office, located at 590 South Loop from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Deadline for ballot entries is at noon on Thursday, April 7.

Winners will be announced in a special edition publication on Sunday, April 24.