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March 7, 2011

RAM Stars of the Industry nominees announced

The Restaurant Association of Maryland just announced the 2011 nominees for the Stars of the Industry awards - online voting is now open.
Winners will be announced at the May 16 gala at Martin's West.

Maryland’s Favorite New Restaurant (open 2 years or less)
•    The Grille at Peerce’s, Phoenix
•    Bridge’s Restaurant, Grasonville
•    Langermann’s, Baltimore
•    B&O American Brasserie, Baltimore
•    Againn Tavern, Rockville
Chef of the Year
•    Ian Campbell, Bistro Poplar
•    Patrick Morrow, Bluegrass Tavern
•    Quanta Robinson, Black’s Bar & Kitchen
•    Tim Mullen, Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
•    Brian Boston, Milton Inn

Pastry Chef of the Year
•    Susan Limb, Praline Bakery & Bistro
•    Isaiah Billington, Woodberry Kitchen
•    Rita Garruda, 8407 Kitchen Bar
•    Bettina Clair, Blue Hill Tavern

Favorite Restaurant
•    Lewne’s Steakhouse, Annapolis
•    Casey Jones, Waldorf
•    Ryleigh’s Oyster Bar, Baltimore
•    Sunset Grille, Ocean City
•    Dutch’s Daughter, Frederick

Favorite Bar and/or Tavern
•    Harborside Bar & Grill, Ocean City
•    MaGerks Pub & Grill, Baltimore
•    Looney’s Pub, Maplelawn
•    Fish Tales, Ocean City
•    Pickles Pub, Baltimore
•    Tark’s Grill, Lutherville

Wine and Beverage Program of the Year
•    Mrs. K’s Tollhouse, Silver Spring
•    Galaxy 66 Bar and Grille, Ocean City
•    Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia
•    Redwood Restaurant & Bar, Bethesda
•    13.5% Wine Bar, Baltimore

Green Restaurant of the Year
•    The Crab Shanty, Ellicott City
•    Brick Ridge Restaurant, Mount Airy
•    The Rockfish, Annapolis
•    Ricciuti’s, Olney

Voted on by Restaurant Association of Maryland  Members Only:

Allied Member of the Year – Nominations
•    Total Image Graphics, Jeff McCabe
•    Coastal Sunbelt Produce, John Corso
•    Payce Payroll, Brian Pfeifer
•    Electronic Systems Services (ESS), Michael Tash
•    Business & Commercial Ventures, Jerry Blumenthal

Restaurateur of the Year - Nominations
•    Joe Barbera, AIDA Bistro
•    Billy Carder, BJ’s on the Water
•    Pat Karzai, The Helmand
•    Jeff Heineman, Grapeseed Bistro
•    Karen Murray, TJ’s of Calverton

Posted by Richard Gorelick at 3:25 PM | | Comments (3)


Baffling as always.

Ugh Dutch's Daughter is the most overhyped overrated crapfest of a restaurant I've ever encountered. I don’t get it....

reads like the customer list for SYSCO

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

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