Vote for Time Out Chicago’s Eat Out Awards

9 Feb

Time Out Chicago's Eat Out Awards Photo from TOC

Some Chicagoans may have picked up on an election around town. No, not that silly mayoral election, I’m talking about Time Out Chicago’s fifth annual Eat Out Awards. This gives diners all over the city a chance to weigh in on who served up the best plates in our fair city.

Below are the categories and the restaurants within them. Go vote for them online here. Voting will go until March 9th and the winners will be announced in the April 14 TOC issue, along with the 15 Critic’s Picks.

My picks include, Intelligentsia for Best Local Coffee Roaster; Billy Lawless (The Gage, Henri) for Restaurateur of the Year; Mastro’s for Best New Steakhouse; More Mobile for Best Dessert Truck; Meatyballs for Best Food Truck; Due Lire for Best New Italian; and Big Star for Best New Patio

On your mark, get set, VOTE!

Best New Restaurant

  • Arami
  • Girl & The Goat
  • Lillie’s Q
  • Owen & Engine
  • Ruxbin

Best New Bar

  • Bangers & Lace
  • The Boiler Room
  • Curio
  • Haymarket Pub & Brewery
  • Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar
  • WaterShed

Best New Beverage Program

  • Chizakaya (sake)
  • Duchamp (cocktails)
  • Henri (wine)
  • Owen & Engine (beer)
  • Sable Kitchen & Bar (cocktails)

Best Local Coffee Roaster

  • Asado Coffee Co.
  • Bridgeport Coffee Co.
  • Dark Matter
  • Intelligentsia
  • Metropolis

Chef of the Year

  • Grant Achatz (Alinea)
  • Dirk Flanigan (The Gage, Henri)
  • Sandra Holl (Floriole Cafe & Bakery)
  • Stephanie Izard (The Girl & The Goat)
  • B.K. Park (Arami)

Breakout Chef of the Year

  • Matthew Eversman (Saigon Sisters)
  • Edward Kim (Ruxbin)
  • Guy Meikle (Nana)
  • Bai Ming Wu (MingHin Cuisine)

Restaurateur of the Year

  • Kevin Boehm & Rob Katz (Boka, Perennial, Girl & The Goat)
  • Scott Harris (Francesca’s Restaurants; Purple Pig)
  • Tony Hu (Lao Sze Chuan, Lao Beijing, Lao You Ju)
  • Billy Lawless (The Gage, Henri)
  • RJ & Jerrod Melman (Hub 51, Paris Club)
  • Brendan Sodikoff (Gilt Bar, Maude’s Liquor Bar)

Best New Bakery

  • Cookie Bar
  • Floriole Cafe & Bakery
  • La Boulangerie
  • Sprinkles

Best New Steakhouse

  • Benny’s Chop House
  • Chicago Cut
  • Epic
  • Mastro’s

Best Dessert Truck

  • Flirty Cupcakes
  • More Mobile
  • Sweet Miss Giving’s
  • Sweet Ride

Best Food Truck

  • Gaztrowagon
  • Happy Bodega
  • Hummingbird Kitchen
  • Meatyballs
  • Simple Sandwich
  • Tamalespaceship

Best New Pub Grub

  • Blokes & Birds
  • Leopold
  • Owen & Engine
  • The Southern
  • Three Aces

Best New Barbecue

  • Brand BBQ Market
  • Chicago Q
  • Lillie’s Q
  • Pork Shoppe
  • Smokey Bears BBQ House

Best New Italian

  • Davanti Enoteca
  • Donatella Mediterranean Bistro
  • Due Lire
  • The Florentine
  • Three Aces

Best New Patio

  • Big Star
  • D.S. Tequila Co.
  • Epic Sky
  • The Portage
  • Purple Pig

One Response to “Vote for Time Out Chicago’s Eat Out Awards”


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