TOC Eat Out Awards 2012

City's top chefs and restaurants honored at annual awards ceremony.

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Next Restaurant picked up the the big "Restaurant of the Year" title at Time Out Chicago's Eat Out Awards Monday night at the Ravenswood Event Center. A total of 31 award restaurants and individuals were honored during the ceremony, divided between Readers' Choice and Critics’ Picks. Click here for the full list of winners. Photos courtesy Donna Binbek Photography.
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Infiniti Inspired Performance award: Jeremy Quinn at Telegraph
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Best One Man Show: Bill Talbot at ElIdeas
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Easiest History Lesson: Big Jones
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Best New Bar: The Aviary
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Most Legit Farm to Table Restaurant: Pleasant House Bakery
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Best Fire Starter: Tozi Korean BBQ.
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Best new BYOB: Goosefoot
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Chicago Bloggers Network
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Best Old-Country Buffet: Julbord at Tre Kronor
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Best breakfast: Waffles
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Time Out Chicago's Amy Carr and friend
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Time Out Chicago's Frank Sennett and Amy Carr
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TOC Frank Sennet, Jimmy Banos Sr., Tony Hu, and TOC's Amy Carr
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Jimmy Banos Jr. & Sr.
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Best FroYo: Forever Yogurt
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Best Fresh Air Award: Yusho
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Chicago Blogger Network Bloggers
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Best Creative Loafing: Publican Quality Meats
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Chicago Blogger Network Founder Kelly Ryan O'Brien and husband
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Best New Food Truck:The Southern Mac n Cheese
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Best new Sweet Shop: Doughnut Vault
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Lifetime Achievement Qward: Tony Hu
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Dave Beran of Next Accepts the Breakout Chef Of the Year award
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Best Route to the Suburbs: Wisma!
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Best Pizza: Roots
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Cheap Eatery of the Year: Pleasant House Bakery
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