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It was another exciting year for the New York City dining scene, with new spots boasting everything from amped-up Asian to seductive Spanish to reimagined Italian. And last night, Time Out New York held their annual industry awards to honor the very best new restaurants, bars and chefs.
Taking over Marquee nightclub, the 2014 Food & Drink Awards presented by Stella Artois paid tribute to the city’s culinary finest in a grand celebration attended by top toques, restauranteurs, mixologists and industry insiders. Guests sampled signature dishes from nominated spots, including Toro, Pearl & Ash, Betony, Bunker and Dominique Ansel Bakery, and sipped craft cocktails created by Golden Cadillac, Betony, Attaboy and The Long Island Bar.
TONY readers voted for their faves to determine ten winners in the Readers’ Choice categories—top honors included Best New Restaurant (Carbone), Chef of the Year (Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi), Best New Sushi (Sushi Nakazawa), Best New Cocktail Bar (The Dead Rabbit), Best New Southeast Asian (Uncle Boon’s) and Best Brand Extension (Lafayette). Additionally, ten Critics’ Picks were presented, in aptly named categories ranging from the Dirty Disco Award (Golden Cadillac) and the “Soy, Vey!” Award (Ivan Ramen) to the Global 180 Award (Mission Cantina) and the Mad Scientist Cooks At Home Award (Alder). All twenty coveted awards were handed out during the event and the full list of this year’s winners can be found here.
Many congrats to all the talented 2014 winners and nominees!
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.”
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 Mullen, Tertulia), 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 ‘Cue, Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria, Zucker 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!
Last night, I had the honor of attending the Time Out New York 2011 Food & Drink Awards at (Le) Poisson Rouge. A crowd of the city’s top chefs, media industry mavens and food lovers swayed to smooth jazz beats from Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks (of Boardwalk Empire fame), while sipping on Dram cocktails and sampling incredible bites from some of this year’s culinary stand outs — including a decadent bacon, fudge and sea salt glazed donut from ABC Kitchen, mini buffalo chicken biscuits from Pies ‘n’ Thighs, delicate handmade cannolis and meatball bruschetta from Rubirosa, Brindle Room‘s comfort-filled frito pie, and a salt sprinkled sweet honey pie from Four & Twenty Blackbirds .
The editors at Time Out did an exceptional job of rounding up the year’s most celebrated spots and chefs. To see if your fave was a critics’ pick or readers’ choice award winner, check out TONY’s complete list.
What were some of your favorite dishes or restaurants of the year?