Time Out Chicago Magazine Announces 2012 EAT OUT Award Winners!

Time Out Chicago Magazine Announces 2012 EAT OUT Award Winners!

 Time Out Chicago’s annual Eat Out Awards event announced the Readers’ Choice and Critics’ Picks winners at an award ceremony last night to nominees and the restaurant industry.  Owner and chef at Heaven on Seven, Jimmy Bannos Sr. and chef and partner at The Purple Pig, Jimmy Bannos Jr. hosted the award ceremony at the Ravenswood Event Center.

Congrats to one and all!  Gotta love this town!

2012 Readers’ Choice Winners:

·     Best New Restaurant:  Next

·     Best New Bar: Aviary

·     Breakout Chef of the Year:  Dave Beran

·     Best New Breakfast: Waffles

·     Best New Sports Bar: Public House

·     Best New Sweet Shop: Doughnut Vault

·     Cheap Eatery of the Year:  Pleasant House Bakery

·     Best New Restaurant Cocktails: Perennial Virant

·     Best New Burger Joint: Butcher and the Burger

·     Best New Food Truck: Southern Mac & Cheese

·     Best New BYOB: Goosefoot

·     Best New Pizzeria: Roots

·     Best Fro-Yo Chain: Forever Yogurt

·     Best Local Chain: Epic Burger

·     Best Comeback: The Pump Room

2012 Critics’ Picks Winners:

·       Best One-Man Show: Bill Talbott at EL

·       Best New Biker Bar: Heritage Bicycles General Store

·       Most Legitimately Farm-to-Table Restaurant: Pleasant House Bakery

·       Best Old-Country Buffet: Julbord at Tre Kronor

·       Coziest Place to Hibernate: Miko’s Flipside Café

·       Easiest History Lesson: Big Jones

·       Boys to Men Award for Best Grown-up Drinking: Elixir

·       Best Route to the Suburbs: Wisma

·       Best Creative Loafing: Publican Quality Meats

·       Best Firestarter: Tozi Korean BBQ

·       Fresh Air Award for Restaurant Design: Yusho

·       Best Use of Egg Yolks: Cai

·       Strongest Dessert Program: 25 Degrees

·       Most Palatable Evangelism: Martha Bayne

·       Lifetime Achievement Award: Tony Hu

Visit www.timeoutchicago.com/eatoutawards for winner profiles and photo slideshows.

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