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Third-Annual Charlie Awards for Food & Drink


Awards season is certainly upon us with the Eater Awards party taking place this evening (stay tuned for the winners to be announced later today) and the third-annual Charlie Awards last night. The Twin Cities food community gathered at the Pantages Theatre for the award event recognizing exceptional food and drink around town. Named after downtown restaurant Charlies Café Exceptionale, which closed in the mid-1980s, the Charlie Awards recognize everything from outstanding chef to outstanding local craft brew.

Here are a few highlights:
· Outstanding Chef: Sameh Wadi, World Street Kitchen
· Outstanding Restaurant: Butcher & The Boar
· Outstanding Bartender: Dan Oskey, The Strip Club
· Outstanding Pastry Chef: Diane Yang, La Belle Vie

· Lifetime Achievement Award: Lucia Watson, Lucia's Restaurant, Lucia's Wine Bar, and Lucia's To Go
· Emerging Food Professional: Tyler Shipton, Borough
· Community Hero Award: Tracy Singleton, Birchwood Cafe
· Outstanding Restaurant Service: La Belle Vie
· Outstanding Restaurant Design: Burch Steak and Pizza Bar
· Outstanding Neighbor: Tracy Singleton, Birchwood Cafe
· Outstanding Local Craft Brew: Hop Dish from Lift Bridge Brewing Company
· Outstanding Food Truck Item: Hot Indian Food's Indi Frites
· Outstanding Restaurant Food Item: Corner Table's Crispy Pork Belly

· Charlie Awards website
· All Coverage of The Charlie Awards [Eater MPLS]

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