Kevin Binkley, Searsucker, and Short Leash Hot Dogs Among Winners of the 2013 Foodist Awards
Who's this year's master mixologist, top chef, and most outstanding restaurant concept? Last night, the Arizona Restaurant Association (ARA) put a name to them all -- as well as a few other categories -- at the first-ever Foodist Awards.
- Big Brain Awards 2013
At a ceremony and dinner at the Ritz Carlton in downtown Phoenix, the ARA, a sponsor of May's Arizona Restaurant Week, named winners for nine categories of this year's awards that "showcase the restaurants, companies, and talented people that are the very best in the industry."
Here's who came out on top.
Aaron Defeo, Casino Del Sol
Outstanding Multiple Location Restaurant
Chef Justin Beckett, Beckett's Table
Outstanding Restaurant Concept
Outstanding Food Truck
Short Leash Hot Dogs
Chef Kevin Binkley, Binkley's
2401 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ
1008 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ
3717 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ
333 N. Central, Phoenix, AZ
5632 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ
, Phoenix, AZ
5550 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ
6920 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ