Congratulations to our 2013
Foodist Awards Winners & Finalists!

Top Chef
In recognition of outstanding culinary excellence which continues to break new ground while enhancing the dining experience

Winner: Chef Justin Beckett, Beckett’s table

Good Neighbor
In recognition of outstanding community leadership and exceptional devotion to “making a difference” in our neighborhoods and community at large

Winner: Province

Master Mixologist
In honor of the person who has spent time behind bars mastering the art of mixology to create one-of-a-kind bar and beverage programs

Winner: Aaron Defeo, Casino del Sol

Emerging Restaurant
In honor of the promising up-and-comer that demonstrates exemplary talent, showcases innovation and has already distinguished themselves as a pacesetter in food, beverage and service

Winner: Searsucker

Outstanding Restaurant Concept
In recognition of culinary genius who has demonstrated that they don’t follow trends; they define them, enhancing the overall customer dining experience

Winner: The Yard

Outstanding Food Truck
In recognition of outstanding achievement in mobile nourishment, operations and community development

Winner: Short Leash Hot Dog

Uniquely Arizona
In honor of the restaurant with long-term excellence in the Arizona culinary scene, boasting local heritage foods and traditional cooking methods unique to Arizona only

Winner: El Chorro

Outstanding Multiple Location Restaurant
In honor of the culinary concept with multiple locations which demonstrates exceptional achievement and commitment to excellence in marketing, menu design and customer service

Winner: America’s Taco Shop

Food Pioneer
In honor of a lifetime of outstanding culinary excellence which continues to educate, inspire, entertain and foster a deeper understanding of the culinary culture in Arizona

Winner: Chef kevin binkley, Binkley’s