And The Munchies go to…?
After a month of hungry competition and thousands of votes from fans across the country, Tablespoon.com and Andrew Zimmern just announced the winners of The Munchie Awards!
The second annual Munchies: People’s Choice Food Awards were hosted by Andrew Zimmern, chef and 2013 winner of the James Beard Award for Outstanding TV Personality/Host. Zimmern and a panel of 26 celebrity food experts developed the list of nominees which were then put to a popular vote at Tablespoon.com/TheMunchies.
“It’s been exciting to ignite a passionate food debate and encourage people to support their favorite restaurants, media and chefs by voting,” Zimmern said.
Chicago won big as Best Food City, and Chicago establishments Bar Toma, Butcher and the Burger and Hoosier Mama Pie Co., received The Munchies awards for Best Pizza, Best Burger and Best Bakery.
But cities, restaurants, food institutions and media from around the country came out winners as well.
A donation to Feeding America was made on behalf of the panelists and voters who participated in selecting the Terrific Tastemakers, Best Bites and Delicious Destinations Munchie award winners.
The full list of The Munchies 2013 award winners includes:
Best Food Reality TV Show: “Chopped” (Food Network)
Best Food TV Personality: Alton Brown, “Good Eats” (Food Network)
Best Food Magazine: Cooking Light (Time, Inc.)
Best Food Blog or Site: Serious Eats
Best New Cookbook: “Bouchon Bakery,” Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel (Artisan)
Best Food Podcast or Radio Show: “NPR: Food” (NPR)
Best Chef: Hugh Acheson, Empire State South, Atlanta
Best Burger: Butcher and the Burger, Chicago
Best Pizza: Bar Toma, Chicago
Best Taco: La Condesa, Austin, TX
Best Ice Cream: Graeters, Cincinnati
Best BBQ: Oklahoma Joe’s, Kansas City, KS
Best Breakfast: Loveless Cafe, Nashville, TN
Best Late Night Food: Waffle House, Atlanta
Best Local Farmers Market: North Market, Columbus, OH
Best Food Truck: Kogi BBQ Truck, Los Angeles
Best Coffee Shop: Joe, New York
Best Craft Brewery: Rogue Ales, Newport, OR
Best Bakery: Hoosier Mama Pie Co., Chicago
Best Food City: Chicago
Anything that The Munchies experts missed in their nominees this year? What should they include next time?
Editor’s note: For more related to The Munchies, check out our post, “The hottest trends in food from five experts.”