The Dining Dish blog is Dara Bunjon's take on anything food, both national and in her hometown of Baltimore. Warning: this food blog can be harmful to your waistline.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Restaurant Association of Maryland announces Stars of the Industry 2016 awards

Each year, through restaurant goers based nominations in multiple categories in the food industry, the Restaurant Association of Maryland narrows it down to the finalists for recognition for a job well done. Who is the Chef of the Year, Craft Brew Program of the Year, Restaurateur of the Year, Favorite New Restaurant and more were announced this evening at the Stars of the Industry Awards Gala. 

The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel ballroom was packed with the who’s who in the Maryland restaurant industry, dressed to the nines indulging in tasty tidbits at the Spice of Life cocktail reception and then on the Moonlight in Morocco themed awards, dinner and dancing. 

The winners are:
Chef of the Year  Raynold Mendizabal – Urban Butcher
Craft Brew Program of the Year   Alewife – Baltimore
Favorite New Restaurant  Preserve – Annapolis
Favorite Restaurant  Lib's Grill – Perry Hall
Favorite Bar or Tavern   Jimmy's Famous Seafood – Baltimore
Heart of the Industry  Brendan McCool (Manager) – Victoria Gastro Pub
Wine and Beverage Program of the Year . Liquid Assets Wine & Martini Bar – Ocean City
Restaurateur of the Year David Dopkin – Miss Shirley’s CafĂ© – Classic Catering

Inducted into the Maryland Hospitality Hall of Honor:
Maggie’s – Westminster
Rusty Scupper – Baltimore
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub & Grille – Ocean City
TJ’s of Calverton Restaurant – Beltsville
Western Sizzlin Restaurant – Cumberland

McCormick Cornerstone of the Industry Award:
Glory Days Grill – Statewide
Irish Restaurant Company – Annapolis
Tabrizi’s – Baltimore
Tino’s Italian Bistro – Columbia

Lifetime Industry Award – Rob Beall – Ledo Pizza Systems

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