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2015 Charlie Awards: The Winners


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Outside the Minnesota Monthly after party in the IDS Crystal Court; photos by Erin Pederson

On Sunday, November 15 at the Pantages Theatre, a dozen of the Twin Cities’ finest members of the dining community walked away with a Charlie Award. The audience, filled with restaurateurs, chefs, staff, critics, and foodies were entertained by local musicians and a performance by the “hot Indian guy” a.k.a Amol Dixit of Hot Indian Foods (luckily, the video of the performance made it to YouTube). Chefs of the World Street Kitchen, Sanctuary, and Corner Table also read bad Yelp reviews of their own restaurants in a video that played between awards. Afterwards, guests gathered at the IDS Crystal Court for the Minnesota Monthly after party to sample appetizers made by local culinary students, and those lucky enough to get a ticket ended the night on the top floor of the Marquette Hotel for the VIP Chefs Dinner—a four-course meal created by some of last year’s winners.

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The 2015 Charlie Awards VIP Chefs Dinner was held at Windows Minnesota on the top floor of the Marquette Hotel

From speeches that were short and sweet, to inaudible remarks given via Facetime (Robb Jones), the following winners of 2015 Charlie Awards all took the stage to accept a plate, honoring their achievements. The winners are:

Lifetime Achievement: Molly Broder (Broders’)

Community Hero: Seth Bixby Dougherty (chef and food activist)

Outstanding Chef: Marshall Paulson (Birchwood Café)

Emerging Food Professional: Thomas Kim (The Rabbit Hole)

Outstanding Pastry Chef: Karyn Tomlinson (Borough)

Outstanding Restaurant Service: The Corner Table

Outstanding Restaurant: Spoon and Stable

Outstanding Restaurant Design: The Commodore Bar And Restaurant

Outstanding Bartender: Robb Jones (Spoon and Stable)

Outstanding Beverage Program: GYST Fermentation Bar

Outstanding Food Truck: Tatanka

Outstanding Local Craft Brew: 300 Ipa By Fulton Beer

View photos from the event here.

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