Rams Head, Blackwall Hitch, Iron Rooster, Preserve, Vin 909 and Ledo nominated for Restaurant Assn of MD Awards

| March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

galapage_header_imageVoting is open March 9-30 2016 for the statewide Stars of the Industry Awards celebrating Maryland’s most elite restaurants and hospitality professionals. The dining public can vote for their favorites online at marylandrestaurants.com/awards or on Facebook, facebook.com/marylandrestaurants.

Winners will be announced on May 1, 2016 at the Restaurant Association of Maryland’s Stars of the Industry Awards Gala – Moonlight In Morocco. Each winner will get statewide bragging rights and the opportunity to display their 2016 award-winning logo on their website, menus and other promotional materials. The following restaurants and restaurateurs have been nominated as the top finalists in each category:

Chef of the Year, presented by Oracle:

1. Chris Amendola – Waterfront Kitchen

2. Stephanie Wilson – Vintage

3. Michel Tersiguel – Tersiguel’s

4. Raynold Mendizabal – Urban Butcher

5. Ted Stelzenmuller – Jack’s Bistro

Craft Brew Program of the Year, presented by Evolution Craft Brewing Company:

1. The White Oak Tavern – Ellicott City

2. Harrington’s Pub & Kitchen – National Harbor

3. Alewife – Baltimore

4. Pizza Tugos Taproom – Ocean City

5. Oscar’s Alehouse – Eldersburg

Favorite New Restaurant:

1. Ananda – Fulton

2. Ristorante Firenze – Reisterstown

3. Preserve – Annapolis

4. Pistarro’s Ristorante – Frederick

5. Encantada – Baltimore

Favorite Restaurant:

1. Founding Farmers – Potomac

2. Applebee’s – Statewide

3. Andy Nelson’s Barbecue – Cockeysville

4. Lib’s Grill – Perry Hall

5. My Thai – Baltimore

Favorite Bar or Tavern:

1. Buffalo Wild Wings – Statewide

2. Jimmy’s Famous Seafood – Baltimore

3. River Hill Sports Grille – Clarksville

4. Frank and Nic’s West End Grille – Baltimore

5. Bull on the Beach – Ocean City

Heart of the Industry, presented by CohnReznick:

1. Brendan McCool (Manager) – Victoria Gastro Pub

2. Alex Osterhoudt (GM) – Rams Head Tavern

3. Ross Adams (Busser & Food Runner) – AIDA Bistro

Wine and Beverage Program of the Year:

1. Liquid Assets Wine & Martini Bar – Ocean City

2. Cunningham’s – Towson

3. Mrs. K’s Restaurant & Barrel Bar – Silver Spring

4. VIN 909 Winecafe – Annapolis

5. Mutiny Pirate Bar – Glen Burnie

Members Only Categories:

Allied Member of the Year:

1. Congressional Seafood – Tim Sughrue

2. Ecolab – Bryan Kight

3. CohnReznick – Greg Remeikis

4. Coastal Sunbelt Produce – John Corso

5. FoodBridge – Kosmas “Tommie” Koukoulis

Restaurateur of the Year, presented by the Maryland Restaurant & Hospitality Self Insurance Fund:

1. James King – Blackwall Hitch

2. John Liberatore – Liberatore’s Ristorante & Catering

3. Joe Hospital – Dogfish Head Alehouse

4. David Dopkin – Miss Shirley’s Café & The Classic Catering People

5. Kyle Algaze – Iron Rooster

Brice & Shirley Phillips Lifetime Industry Achievement Award:

Rob Beall – Ledo Pizza Systems

The Otto Schellhase Award, Recognizing Service & Dedication to RAM:

Bob Garner – Glory Days Grill

Hospitality Hall of Honor:

1. Maggie’s – Westminster

2. Western Sizzlin Restaurant – Cumberland

3. TJ’s of Calverton Restaurant – Beltsville

4. Shenanigan’s Irish Pub & Grille – Ocean City

5. Rusty Scupper – Baltimore

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