Charlie Awards 2020 Winners Announced

Find out the restaurants, chefs, and more who won at the annual celebration of the Twin Cities food and beverage community
Popol Vuh won big at the 2020 Charlie Awards

Photo by Kevin Kramer

A variety of cuisines and missions can be found among the winners of the 9th annual Charlie Awards. The 2020 running of this awards show dedicated to the Twin Cities food and beverage community’s best was held Sunday evening at the Pantages Theatre in downtown Minneapolis.

Minnesota Monthly food editor Jason DeRusha hosted the show with his WCCO-TV colleague Kim Johnson, and our columnist Sue Zelickson is one of the Charlie Awards cofounders.

Two recent Minnesota Monthly faves came away with honors: upscale Mexican restaurant Popol Vu (Outstanding Restaurant), and the social justice and grilled cheese of All Square (Community Hero). See all the winners below.

Lifetime Achievement: Phil Roberts and Peter Mihajlov of Parasole Restaurant Holdings, Inc.

Outstanding Service: Tria Restaurant & Bar

Outstanding Restaurateurs: Stephanie Shimp and David Burley of Blue Plate Restaurant Co.

Outstanding Restaurant: Popol Vu

Outstanding Baker/Pastry Chef: Katie Elsing of The Lynhall

Outstanding Chef: Jack Riebel of The Lexington and The Cook & The Ox

Rising Star: Jametta Raspberry of House of Gristle

Outstanding Bartender: Trish Gavin of Lat 14

Outstanding Brewery: 56 Brewing

Outstanding Caterer: D’Amico Catering

Hidden Gem: Victor’s 1959 Cafe

Outstanding Coffeehouse: Spyhouse Coffee

Community Hero: Emily Hunt Turner, founder and CEO of All Square