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Time Out Chicago Eat Out Awards 2011 Winners

12 Apr

Best new restaurant: Girl & the Goat (photo from TOC)

Last night the Time Out Chicago Eat Out Awards 2011 held court. With both readers’ choice and critics’ picks categories, lots of great Chicago restaurants felt the love.

Congrats to the nominees and winners.

Readers’ choice winners
Best New Restaurant –
Girl & The Goat
Best New Bar – Bangers & Lace
Best New Beverage Program – Sable Kitchen & Bar
Best Local Coffee Roaster – Intelligentsia
Chef of the Year – Stephanie Izard
Breakout Chef of the Year – Matthew Eversman
Restaurateurs of the Year – Kevin Boehm & Rob Katz
Best New Bakery – Sprinkles Cupcakes
Best New Steakhouse – Chicago Cut Steakhouse
Best Dessert Truck – Flirty Cupcakes
Best Food Truck – gaztro-wagon
Best New Pub Grub – Owen & Engine
Best New Barbecue – Lillie’s Q
Best New Italian – Davanti Enoteca
Best New Patio – Big Star

Critics’ picks
The “Extreme Makeover: Integrity Edition” Award – Ba Le
Best Cure for the Average Brunch – Sunday noodles at Takashi
Best Change of Pace – Jeff Pikus’s Cooking at Maude’s Liquor Bar
Best Cheese Course – The goat-cheese-cashew-caramel gelato at Black Dog Gelato
Best Location for a Murder Mystery – Owen & Engine
Best Reason to Fly Again – Tortas Frontera
Best Community Sponsor – Matt Maroni
Lifetime Achievement Award – Scott Harris
Best Box Lunch – The Bento Box
Least Insufferable Food Term of the Year – “Chimney Cake”
Best Chip Off the Old Block – Ed Marszewski
Latest Reason to be a Homosexual – Downtown Bar
Best Late-Night Destination – MingHin Cuisine
The Sorta-Annual “Proof that Evolution Exists” Award – Caffé Streets
Best Excuse to Be a Localvore – The all-Midwestern lineup of spirits at WaterShed

Chicago Restaurant Week 2011

4 Feb
Chicago Restaurant Week 2011

Chicago Restaurant Week 2011 is from February 18-27, 2011

We’re getting close to that glorious time of the year… no, not pitchers and catchers reporting to training… Restaurant Week! Yes, the 2011 Chicago Restaurant week is just around the corner.

It’s an opportunity to try some of Chicago’s best restaurants with prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner at only $22 (lunch) and $33/$44 (dinner) a person. The menus include three courses and often highlight the restaurant’s show stopping entrees and items. Prices are per person and do not include beverage, tax or gratuity.

Restaurant week is from February 18-27, 2011

It’s only one week and reservations fill up fast, so start booking. You can book through OpenTable.com or by calling the restaurant.

Enjoy!

Here is a complete listing of the 2011 Chicago Restaurant Week restaurants.

  • 312 Chicago
  • 505 Zest
  • 676 Restaurant and Bar
  • Ai Japanese Restaurant and Lounge
  • Aja
  • Alhambra Palace Restaurant
  • Allgauer’s on the Riverfront
  • Aria
  • Atwood Café
  • Benny’s Chop House
  • Berghoff Restaurant
  • Bistro 110
  • Bistro Bordeaux
  • Bistro Campagne
  • bistronomic
  • Bistrot Margot
  • Bistrot Zinc
  • Blackbird
  • Blue 13
  • Boka
  • Branch 27
  • Café Ba-Ba-Reeba
  • Cafe Des Architectes/CDA
  • Cafe Spiaggia
  • Caliterra Bar & Grille – Chicago
  • The Cape Cod Room at The Drake Hotel
  • Capital Grille – Chicago
  • Capital Grille – Lombard
  • Capital Grille – Rosemont
  • Carlucci – Rosemont
  • Carmichaels Steakhouse
  • Carmine’s
  • Carnivale
  • Carson’s Ribs Steaks and Chops – Chicago
  • Catch 35
  • Catch 35 – Naperville
  • Chicago Curry House (Indian and Nepalese Restaurant)
  • Chicago Cut Steakhouse
  • Chicago Firehouse Restaurant
  • China Grill – Chicago
  • Chizakaya
  • C-House Restaurant
  • Coco Pazzo
  • Connie’s Pizza
  • David Burke’s Primehouse in the James Hotel
  • de cero
  • deca Restaurant + Bar located at The Ritz-Carlton, a Four Seasons hotel
  • Devon Seafood Grill – Chicago
  • Dick’s Last Resort – Chicago
  • Dine
  • Dos Diablos – Chicago
  • The Drawing Room
  • Duchamp
  • East Bank Club- Maxwell’s at the Club
  • Eatt
  • Elate
  • Epic Restaurant
  • Fiorentino’s
  • Fornetto Mei – a pan-italian restaurant
  • Fulton’s on The River
  • The Gage
  • Geja’s Café
  • Gemini Bistro
  • Gyu-Kaku – Chicago
  • Hard Rock Café – Chicago
  • Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse – Chicago
  • Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse – Rosemont
  • HUB 51
  • Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House
  • Il Mulino – Chicago
  • The Indian Garden – Chicago
  • IPO
  • Jack Binion’s Steakhouse
  • Japonais
  • Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
  • Keefer’s Restaurant
  • Kinzie Chop House
  • La Madia – A Contemporary Pizzeria
  • Landmark
  • Lawry’s The Prime Rib – Chicago
  • Le Colonial – Chicago
  • LM
  • The Lobby
  • Lockwood Restaurant and Bar
  • Market Restaurant & Sports Bar
  • May St. Cafe
  • McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood – Chicago
  • McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood – Chicago (Wacker Dr.)
  • Mercadito
  • Mercat a La Planxa
  • Merlo on Maple
  • Mexique
  • Mike Ditka’s – Chicago
  • Mirai Sushi
  • Mitchell’s Fish Market – Glenview
  • Mon Ami Gabi
  • Mon Ami Gabi – Oakbrook
  • Morton’s The Steakhouse – Chicago – The Original
  • Morton’s The Steakhouse – Chicago – Wacker Place
  • Morton’s The Steakhouse – Northbrook
  • Morton’s The Steakhouse – Schaumburg
  • N9NE Steakhouse
  • Nacional 27
  • Naha
  • Nick’s Fishmarket Grill
  • O’Briens Restaurant and Bar
  • Oceanique
  • one sixtyblue
  • Osteria Via Stato
  • Palm Restaurant – Chicago
  • Park Grill Chicago
  • Perennial
  • Petterino’s
  • Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush
  • Piccolo Sogno
  • Prairie Fire
  • Prosecco
  • Province
  • Quartino
  • RB Grille
  • The Red Canary
  • The Restaurant at Conrad
  • Rhapsody
  • Riccardo Trattoria
  • Riva Crabhouse on Navy Pier
  • The Rosebud
  • Rosebud on Rush
  • Rosebud Prime
  • Rosebud Steakhouse
  • Rosebud Theater District
  • Rosebud Trattoria (fka Ballo)
  • Roy’s – Chicago
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Chicago
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Northbrook
  • Sable Kitchen & Bar
  • Saloon Steakhouse
  • Salpicón
  • Scoozi
  • Seasons Restaurant at The Four Seasons
  • Shaw’s Crab House – Main Dining Room
  • Shula’s Steak House – Chicago
  • Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse – Chicago
  • South Water Kitchen
  • Sullivan’s Steakhouse – Chicago
  • SUSHISAMBA rio
  • Tapas Valencia
  • Tavern at the Park
  • Tavern on Rush
  • Terzo Piano
  • Topolobampo
  • Trattoria Isabella
  • Trattoria No. 10
  • Tuscany on Taylor
  • Veerasway Fresh Indian
  • Vermilion
  • Viand
  • Vie
  • Vivere
  • Vivo
  • Wave
  • Weber Grill – Chicago
  • Wildfire – Chicago
  • Wildfire – Glenview
  • Wildfire – Lincolnshire
  • Wildfire – Oakbrook
  • Wildfire – Schaumburg
  • Zapatista – Northbrook
  • Zapatista – South Loop
  • Zealous
  • Zocalo