Chang and Slew of Others Take Home ‘Eat Out’ Awards


The Time Out Eat Out Awards took place at Le Poisson Rouge last night and, oh, just about every recently opened restaurant in the city took home an honor. Many of the categories are so narrow they seem to have been created specifically for the winners, but its worth noting that neither readers nor critics granted Ninth Street Espresso best coffee honors (perhaps they were right to have dropped Stumptown recently), and Time Outs readers chose Five Napkins patty over the much-ballyhooed Black Label blend at City Burger proving that the tastes of food bloggers arent always the same as those of their audience. Check out the list of winners and share your thoughts.

Susur Lee Best chef without boundaries
Beer Table Best place to cultivate a beer belly
Ippudo NY Best justification for the ramen craze
Bespoke Chocolates Best sweet revenge
Paul Liebrandt of Corton Best bad boy turned good
Cabrito Best new Mexican (The Cabrito team also takes honors for best acceptance speech: Were both very drunk and have nothing to say)
Convivio Most seductive use of carbs
Motorino Best new artisan pie
James Most welcome gentrifier
Sweet Revenge Best case against cupcake backlash
No. 7 Best unlikely marriage
Salumeria Rosi Best ticket to Italy
Kyo Ya Best Japanese speakeasy
Char No. 4 Best reason to declare your love for barbecue and bourbon
Walter Foods Best nouveau chophouse
West Branch Best crowd-pleaser
Abrao Best cult coffee
Sushi Azabu Best new sushi joint
Desnuda Most inventive use of drug paraphernalia
Marlow & Daughters Best comeback of a vanishing trade
Txikito Best reason to eat tongue
Eton Best new dumplings
Sycamore Best bar for a gin blossom
Simon Sips Best dining on a budget
Baoguette Best new bnh m

Readers Choice
Oak Room Best return of a New York institution
Artichoke Basilles Pizza & Brewery Best new pizza
Porchetta Best shrine to swine
General Greene Best new neighborhood joint: Brooklyn
JoeDoe Best new neighborhood joint: Manhattan
April Bloomfield of the John Dory Best new hand at seafood
Blue Marble Best new ice cream
Socarrat Paella Bar Best new restaurant with a one-track mind
Momofuku Milk Bar Best new bakery
Double Crown Best return of fusion
La Maison du Chocolat Best new reason to court a cavity
5 Napkin Burger Best new burger
Missy Robbins of A Voce Best new out-of-town import
Caf Grumpy Best cup of coffee
Terroir Best new wine bar
Blossom - Best vegetarian-friendly restaurant
Yerba Buena Best new reason to brush up on your Spanish.
Vinegar Hill House - Best addition to an underserved 'hood
Carmen Quagliata of Union Square Caf - Best changing of the guard
Clover Club - Best new cocktail lounge,
Matsugen - Best new Japanese restaurant
Scarpetta - Best new Italian
The Rusty Knot Best new bar
Buttermilk Channel - Best new Brooklyn restaurant
Momofuku Ko - Best new restaurant

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