Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Houston Culinary Awards!

Restaurateur(s) of the Year: Treadsack
Chef of the Year: Danny Trace (Brennan’s of Houston)
Up-and-Coming Chef of the Year: Joe Cervantez (Killen’s Steakhouse)
Outstanding Wine Program: Brasserie 19
Pastry Chef of the Year: Julia Doran (Bernadine’s)
Outstanding Bar Program: Backstreet Cafe
Service Person of the Year: Jeb Stuart (Coltivare)
Houston Classic: Benjy’s in the Village
Best Interior Design: State of Grace
Best New Restaurant: State of Grace



And congratulations to the winners of the Houston Foodie Star Awards!

Favorite Bakery: Fluff Bake Bar
Favorite Barbecue: Southern Goods
Favorite Bartender: Chris Morris (Hunky Dory) 
Favorite Breakfast: Common Bond
Favorite Burger: The Burger Joint
Favorite Coffeehouse: Morningstar
Favorite Farmers’ Market Vendor: Texas Hill Country Olive Co. 
Favorite Food Truck: Cousins Maine Lobster
Favorite Late Night Spot: Velvet Taco
Favorite Mom & Pop Ethnic: Fat Bao
Favorite Outdoor Dining: The Burger Joint
Favorite Pub or Bar: Poison Girl
Favorite Sweets/Ice Cream: Hugs & Donuts


The Grant Gordon Initiative For Chefs, Inc.

In addition to announcing the awards at the gala dinner on Sunday, October 2, at The Corinthian, there was also a special announcement by The Grant Gordon FoundationIn honor of Grant Gordon, The Grant Gordon Initiative For Chefs, Inc. awarded $5,000 to a Houston-area chef or individual in the hospitality industry who has gone through a crisis or hardship, be it due to an illness or other reason. 

For its first gift, the foundation presented the donation to David Guerrero of Andes Cafe, who has been fiercely battling brain tumors since he was 28.



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