Kevin Binkley, Searsucker, and Short Leash Hot Dogs Among Winners of the 2013 Foodist Awards

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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.

See also:
- 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.

Master Mixologist
Aaron Defeo, Casino Del Sol

Outstanding Multiple Location Restaurant

Top Chef
Chef Justin Beckett, Beckett's Table

Good Neighbor

Outstanding Restaurant Concept
The Yard

Outstanding Food Truck
Short Leash Hot Dogs

Emerging Restaurant

Uniquely Arizona
El Chorro

Food Pioneer
Chef Kevin Binkley, Binkley's

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Location Info

The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix

2401 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General


1008 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Beckett's Table

3717 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Province at the Westin Hotel

333 N. Central, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Culinary Dropout at The Yard

5632 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Short Leash Dogs

, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

El Chorro

5550 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ

Category: General

Binkley's Restaurant

6920 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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