BALTIMORE — The Restaurant Association of Maryland presented its annual Stars of the Industry Awards last night, including Restaurateur of the Year to Fish Tales’ Shawn Harman, Favorite Bar/Tavern to Macky’s Bayside Bar and Grill and a Cornerstone of the Industry Award to the Greene Turtle.
Other winners from the evening include:
McCormick Cornerstone of the Industry Award, awarded to the companies that best illustrate how restaurants are the cornerstone of the economy and their community, The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille, CarterQue Barbeque & Grilling Co., Glory Days Grill and Ledo Pizza – Pasadena.
Maryland Hospitality Hall of Honor, created to recognize those restaurants in Maryland that embody the spirit of the hospitality industry based on their longevity and overall contributions to their customers and the industry as a whole, Pasta Plus Restaurant & Market, Carrol’s Creek Waterfront Restaurant, Giovanni’s Restaurant, Hard Times Cafe – Bethesda, La Tavola Ristorante Italiano and CJ’s Crabhouse and Restaurant.
The Otto Schellhase Award, Michael Burke, Janjer Enterprises/Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.
Brice and Shirley Phillips Lifetime Industry Achievement Award, Patrick ‘Scunny’ McCusker, Nacho Mama’s & Mama’s on the Half Shell.
2013 RAM Allied Member of the Year, Rossmann-Hurt-Hoffman, Inc.
2013 Chef of the Year, Jeff Eng, Clyde’s Tower Oaks Lodge.
Maryland’s Favorite Restaurant, Jimmy’s Famous Seafood.
Wine & Beverage Program of the Year, Chef Geoff’s.
Craft Brew Program of the Year, Rams Head Tavern.
Favorite New Restaurant (open two years or less), Quench – A Modern, Urban Bar and Restaurant.
Favorite Food Truck, The Jolly Pig.
Although not recognized with awards, other local businesses nominated included Travis Wright, owner of The Shark, Chef of the Year; the Captain’s Table Restaurant, Favorite Restaurant; de Lazy Lizard’s Wayne Odachowski, Restaurateur of the Year; and Dead Freddie’s, Favorite Bar/Tavern.