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2017 Foodster Award Winners

Written By Scott Joseph On February 13, 2018

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Here are the 2017 winners of Scott Joseph’s Foodster Awards for Independent Restaurants.

Best Restaurant Overall:

Platinum Award: Morimoto Asia

Gold Award: Victoria & Albert’s


Best New Restaurant:

Platinum Award: Reyes Mezcalaria

Gold Award: 1921 by Norman Van Aken


Pig Floyd Foodster

Best Barbecue

Platinum Award: Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa

Gold Award: Porkie’s Original BBQ


Best Breakfast plaque

Best Breakfast

Platinum Award: Shakers American Cafe

Gold Award: Se7vn Bites


Best Brunch

Platinum Award: Santiago’s Bodega

Gold Award: Two Chefs Seafood Oyster Bar

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Tap Room plaque

Best Burger

Platinum Award: Tap Room at Dubsdread

Gold Award: The Whiskey



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Best Cocktails

Platinum Award: Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming

Gold Award: Imperial at Washburn Imports


Best Craft Beer

Platinum Award: Nora’s Sugar Shack

Gold Award: Sloppy Taco Palace


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Best Craft TacosHunger Street Foodster

Platinum Award: Hunger Street Tacos

Gold Award: Black Rooster


Best Fine Dining

Platinum Award: Victoria & Albert’s

Gold Award: Bull & Bear


Best Hotel Restaurant

Platinum Award: MOOR

Gold Award: Old Hickory Steakhouse


Best Irish Plaque

Best Irish Pub

Platinum Award: Raglan Road

Gold Award: Fiddler’s Green


Azul Foodster

Best Mexican

Platinum Award: Garibaldi Mexican Restaurant

Gold Award: Agave Azul


Best Microbrewery

Platinum Award: Bowigens Beer Company

Gold Award: Hourglass Brewing


Papa Joe Foodster

Best Pizza

Platinum Award: Pizza Paradiso

Gold Award: Papa Joe’s


Best Power Lunch

Platinum Award: Tap Room at Dubsdread

Gold Award: Nona Tap Room


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Best Sushi

Platinum Award: Nagoya Sushi

Gold Award: Dragonfly


Best Tex-Mex

Platinum Award: Pepe’s Cantina

Gold Award: JJ’s Grille


Most Romantic

Platinum Award: Bistro on Park Avenue

Gold Award: Cress


The Foodster Awards for Independent Restaurants is an ongoing program. Check this link for current nominees and this link for open voting.

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