2015 FOODIST AWARD WINNERS
Congratulations to our 2015
Foodist Awards Winners & Finalists!
Best Dish “Breakfast”
Honors the restaurant that quite simply does it best.
WINNER: Cast Iron Baked Eggs. Café Cup in the Hotel Congress
Honors the bar or restaurant that quite simply does it best.
Winner: Rebel’s Son, Michal Olson, Bar Crudo
Emerging Restaurant of the Year
Honors promising up-and-comers that demonstrate exemplary talent, showcase innovation and have already distinguished themselves as a pacesetters in food, beverage and service.
Winner: Noble Eatery
Honors a lifetime of outstanding culinary excellence that continues to educate, inspire, entertain and foster a deeper understanding of the culinary culture in Arizona.
Winner: Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza, Barrio Café & Barrio Urbano
Recognizes the outstanding community leadership and exceptional devotion to “making a difference” in our neighborhoods and community at large.
Winner: Arizona Cocktail Week
Honors the men (and women) who have spent time behind bars mastering the art of mixology to create one-of-a-kind bar and beverage programs.
Winner: Ross Simon, Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour
Outstanding Bar Program
Recognizes an outstanding restaurant or bar that demonstrates excellence in cocktail, spirits and/or beer service.
Winner: Cowboy Ciao
Outstanding Food Truck
Recognizes outstanding achievement in mobile nourishment, operations and community development.
Winner: Hao Bao
Outstanding Multiple Location Restaurant
Honors a culinary concept with multiple locations who demonstrate exceptional achievement and commitment to excellence in marketing, menu design and customer service.
Winner: Bianco Restaurants
Outstanding Restaurant Concept
Recognizes culinary genius who have demonstrated that they don’t follow trends; they define them, enhancing the overall customer dining experience.
Pays tribute to outstanding culinary excellence which continues to break new ground while enhancing the dining experience.