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 it’s 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 Out’s readers chose Five Napkin’s patty over the much-ballyhooed Black Label blend at City Burger — proving that the tastes of food bloggers aren’t 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: “We’re 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”
Abraço – “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 bánh mì”

Reader’s Choice
Oak Room – “Best return of a New York institution”
Artichoke Basille’s 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”
Café 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 Café - “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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Chang and Slew of Others Take Home ‘Eat Out’ Awards