The New Chicago Hot Spots! #TOCEatOutAwards
|Dress: Gap, Necklace: Bauble Bar, Clutch and Earrings: my own designs|
There were some amazing culinary creations to sample, as well as yummy cocktails such as Smirnoff's Sorbet Light Vodka and Ciroc's new flavors.
My favorite treat; here's a similar recipe if you feel inspired!
And the winners are:
Best New Restaurant: Fat Rice
Best New Bar: Scofflaw
Breakout Chef of the Year: Lee Wolen, The Lobby at the Peninsula Chicago
Best New Pastry Chef: Anna Shovers, The Publican
Restaurateur of the Year: Brendan Sodikoff
Best New Cocktail Program: Charles Joly, The Aviary and The Office
Neighborhood Joint of the Year: Carriage House
Cheap Eatery of the Year: Antique Taco
Best New Sweets Shop: Bang Bang Pie Shop
Best New BYOB: ATK
Best New Brunch: Au Cheval
Best New Barbecue: Bub City
Best New Sushi: Kai Zan
Best New Coffee Shop: Little Goat Bread
Best Local Microbrewery: Revolution Brewing
What am I most excited about? Little Goat Bread, possibly the only Little Goat any of us will be able to actually get into without a 1 year waiting list.
Also, ATK- we don't have a lot of excellent Thai restaurants in the 'burbs, and a BYOB to boot? Sign me up.
Have you made a cameo at any of these hot spots? Let me know what you think!