Some of the best in the Twin Cities restaurant and hospitality industries were honored at the metro's own answer to the James Beard Awards on Sunday.
Now in its 9th year, the Charlie Awards were given out at the Pantages Theatre, highlighting some of the best of the best in the Twin Cities' vibrant restaurant scene.
Nominees were selected by a combination of public votes, selections from past winners, and submissions from Foodservice News, which runs the event and provided this recap of the winners.
Among those taking home gongs was Spyhouse Coffee for "Outstanding Coffeehouse" and Popol Vuh, the Mexican restaurant in Northeast Minneapolis that was nominated for a James Beard Award last year for "Best New Restaurant."
Popol Vuh took home the "Outstanding Restaurant" Charlie Award, while Victor's 1959 Cafe in south Minneapolis was the winner of the "Hidden Gem" award.
Others recognized include "Outstanding Bartender" winner Trish Gavin of Lat 14 in Golden Valley, "Outstanding Baker/Pastry Chef" Katie Elsing of The Lynhall in Lowry Hill East, and "Outstanding Chef" Jack Riebel of The Lexington, and Cook and the Ox
Here's the full list of winners, courtesy of Foodservice News.
Outstanding Bartender – Trish Gavin of Lat 14.
Rising Star – Jametta Raspberry of House of Gristle.
Community Hero – Emily Hunt Turner, founder of All Square
Outstanding Restaurant – Popol Vuh.
Outstanding Baker/Pastry Chef – Katie Elsing of The Lynhall.
Outstanding Coffeehouse – Spyhouse
Hidden Gem – Victor’s 1959 Café
Outstanding Chef – Jack Riebel of The Lexington, and Cook and the Ox
Outstanding Brewery – 56 Brewing, NE Minneapolis.
Outstanding Caterer – D’Amico Catering
Outstanding Restaurateur – David Burley and Stephanie Shimp of Blue Plate Restaurant Co.
Outstanding Service – Tria Restaurant and Bar, a Morrissey Hospitality property.
The Lifetime Achievement Award – Pete Mihajlov and Phil Roberts, founders of the Parasole restaurant group.