"Best $2k I Ever Spent!" On Stage At Time Out NY's "Eat Out Awards"

by Rachelle Hruska · April 8, 2009

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    Monday night, Time Out New York hosted their annual Eat Out Awards and Mark was the official photographer.  The setting, the village's Le Poisson Rouge made for some interesting stage acts. (How much do you think was actually spent on those fans?)  "The People's Choice to James Beards' Oscar, what these awards lack in prestige and excellent food, they make up for in egalitarian (though admittedly local) representation, more hooting, hollering, and the general screaming of chefs names (Ryan Skeen's fans were particularly vocal), and an appreciation of the little guy." (Eater)

    More photos and full list of winners below...

    Critics' picks Best chef without boundaries: Susur Lee Best place to cultivate a beer belly: Beer Table Best justification for the ramen craze: Ippudo NY Best sweet revenge: Bespoke Chocolates Best bad boy turned good: Paul Liebrandt Best New Mexican: Cabrito Most seductive use of carbs: Convivio Best new artisan pie: Motorino Most welcome gentrifier: James Best Case against the cupcake backlash: Sweet Revenge Best unlikely marriage: No. 7 Best ticket to Italy: Salumeria Rosi Best Japanese speakeasy: Kyo Yo Best Reason to delcare your love for barbecue and bourbon: Char No. 4 Best nouveau chophouse: Walter Foods Best crowd pleaser: West Branch Best cult coffee: Abraco Best new sushi joint: Sushi Azabu Most inventive use of drug paraphernalia: Desnuda Best comeback of a vanishing trade: Marlow & Daughters Best reason to eat tongue: Txikito Best new dumplings: Eton Best bar for a gin blossom: Sycamore Best dining on a budget: Simon Sips Best new bahn mi: Baoguette

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