The winners of the Restaurant Association of Maryland’s annual industry awards—voted on by the public—were announced last night at the group's gala. They are:
Restaurateur of the Year—Matthew Milani, The Rumor Mill Fusion Bar and Restaurant.
Chef of the Year—Jeff Smith, The Chameleon.
Favorite Bar or Tavern—Shenanigan’s Irish Pub & Grille.
Craft Brew Program of the Year—The Brewer’s Art.
Favorite Food Truck—Miss Shirley’s Cafe, pictured.
Maryland’s Favorite New Restaurant—de Lazy Lizard.
Maryland’s Favorite Restaurant—Baldwin’s Station.
Wine & Beverage Program of the Year—Mr. Rain’s Fun House.
Allied Member of the Year—MICROS, represented by Henry Pertman.
The Brice & Shirley Phillips Lifetime Industry Achievement Award—William and Julianne Gibbs, Dough Roller.
The Otto Schellhase Award—Randy Marriner, Victoria Gastro Pub.
The McCormick Cornerstone Award Recipients—Glory Days Grill, Silver Diner, Ryleigh’s Oyster, Brew River Restaurant & Bar, CarterQue Barbeque & Grilling Co.
Maryland Hospitality Hall of Honor—Fitzgerald’s Shamrock Restaurant, Dean’s Restaurant, Olney Grille, Holly’s Restaurant, Rip’s Country Inn.
Maryland ProStart Teacher of the Year—Lisa Christhilf, Western School of Technology.
Congrats to all the winners