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Time Out New York’s 2012 Food & Drink Awards

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 02:04 PM - Posted by Megan - (0) comments

Drumroll, please… Last night, Time Out New York announced the 2012 Food & Drink Awards winners during their industry awards event at Skylight West. Hosted by Time Out’s Food & Drink editor, Jordana Rothman, the annual culinary celebration honors the city’s best restaurants, chefs, bars and mixologists. “It’s been great to see so many restaurants and bars breaking the grip of comfort food and exploring fresh new terrain,” says Jordana. “This year’s list of winners is incredibly diverse, but what unites them all…is a sure-footed confidence.”

  1. Plated plaques await the winners of this year\'s Time Out New York Food & Drink Awards
  2. The crowd sipped, snacked and enjoyed sunny city views on the rooftop of Skylight West
  3. Snickers bar eclairs!? No wonder Dominique Ansel won the Best New Bakery Award
  4. Platter of bite-sized tartine lamb \"BLT\" from Smith Street newcomer Bien Cuit
  5. Andrew Carmellini accepted the Readers\' Choice Best New Restaurant Award for The Dutch
  6. The fun and talented Fatty \'Cue crew prepared pig sliders filled with succulent roasted pork
  7. Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria\'s antipasti featured creamy house made ricotta and plump sardines
  8. Tertulia\'s Seamus Mullen was all smiles when presented with the Best New Chef Award by Time Out New York\'s always elegant Food & Drinks editor, Jordana Rothman

TONY’s food-loving readers casted more than 100,000 votes to determine ten winners in the Readers’ Choice categories—top honors included Best New Restaurant (The Dutch), Chef of the Year (Seamus MullenTertulia), Best New Beer Bar (La Birreria), Best New Cocktails (Maison Premiere), Best Spin-Off (Parm) and Best New Pizza (Forcella). Additionally, ten Critics’ Picks were presented, in aptly named categories ranging from The Instant Classic Award (Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria) and The Intergalactic Kitten Award (Isa), to Best Dim Sum Provocateur (RedFarm) and Best Love Letter to the Philippines (Maharlika Filipino Moderno).

Guests took in stunning 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline, sipped beer, wine and spirits from Stella Artois and Frederick Wildman & Sons, and nibbled on treats from nominated spots such as Fatty ‘CueIl Buco Alimentari & VineriaZucker Bakery, Bien Cuit and Dominique Ansel Bakery. For the full list of this year’s winners, click here.

Many congrats to all the winners and nominees!

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2012 Burger Bash: Michael Symon for the Three-Peat!

Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 05:02 PM - Posted by Megan - (1) comment

“It’s all about the meat on meat, baby!” exclaimed Michael Symon as he proudly displayed his second People’s Choice Award trophy during last year’s 2011 SOBEWFF Burger Bash. A year later, his meat mixing mastery has paid off again.

On Friday, the B Spot chef was named crowd winner of the 2012 Amstel Light Burger Bash for the third year in a row—ultimately surprising guests, the judges, and especially friendly rival Bobby Flay.

“This year, we ground the bacon right into the burger meat,” said Symon of his winning Porky Burger — a bacon-speckled ground pork patty topped with pulled pork and slaw, with crispy pork cracklings on the side.

One of the most popular events of the Festival, the annual “best between the bun” throwdown hosted by Rachael Ray drew dozens of top name chefs and Food Network personalities from around the country to cook up their best burger creations. Thousands of attendees gathered into a massive Miami beachfront tent to nosh on a whopping amount of burgers and sides, sip Amstel Light and vote for their favorite patty. 

  1. 2012 Amstel Light Burger Bash presented by Allen Brothers Steaks and Diet Pepsi
  2. Bacon cheeseburgers from NYC\'s The Little Owl topped with Guss\' Half Sour Pickles
  3. Thousands of burger fans swarmed into the warmly lit beachside Burger Bash tent
  4. Guy Fieri amps up the crowd to vote for his \"Straight‐Up with a Pig Patty\" burger
  5. Smokey BBQ burger with homemade sweet \'n\' spicy pickles from Rachael Ray
  6. Rachael Ray swings by the Amstel Light booth to greet Fatty \'Cue\'s chef Zak Pelaccio
  7. Frrrozen Hot Chocolate from Serendipity 3 provided a perfectly sweet post-meat treat
  8. Festival founder Lee Schrager and host Rachael Ray address the burger-loving crowd
  9. Heinz presented Triple D\'s Guy Fieri with the Best Dressed Burger Award. Off da hook!
  10. Whisk scored the Golden Grill Award for having the highest quality meat on the beach
  11. Whisk\'s delicious crispy shallot, bacon and swiss rendition scored judge\'s choice of the night
  12. Three-peat! A shocked Michael Symon is People\'s Choice Winner for the third year in a row
  13. Michael Symon\'s winning Porky burger with bacon, pulled pork and slaw (image via YumSugar)
  14. B Spot chef Michael Symon revels in sweet victory after his big Burger Bash win. Congrats!

There were 32 different burgers in all — more than enough to satisfy even the hungriest carnivores. Josh Capon (Burger & Barrel) put a sweet and savory spin on his with onion and bacon jam, shaved pickles and secret sauce, while Angelo Sosa (Social Eatz) spiced things up with his Korean-inspired bulgogi burger. The Meatball Shop guys impressed during their Bash debut with a chili-flavored cheddar and caramelized onion version, and the Amstel Light-sponsored Fatty ‘Cue patty from Zak Pelaccio was also a favorite—succulent lamb meat with salted chilis and rye barrel aged worcestershire.

Surprisingly, beloved burger joint Shake Shack switched up their classic Shack Burger for an American and applewood smoked bacon-topped beef patty slathered with pepper relish and Shack Sauce. Not surprisingly, Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay and Rachael Ray drew the biggest fan mobs.

Event judges Gail Simmons, Emeril Lagasse, Marc Murphy and Susie Fogelson picked the crispy shallot, bacon and swiss burger from Whisk for the Golden Grill Award, and Guy Fieri snagged the Heinz Best Dressed Award for topping his bacon patty with thick tomato, onion rings and oozy “donkey sauce.” Many congrats to all the participants — this year’s Bash was juicier than ever!

Check out the complete 2012 Burger Bash menu here and additional Burger Bash coverage: 2011 SOBEWFF, 2011 NYCWFF

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