JWU Zest Award Nominees Announced: Vote for Short Order

Vote for Short Order.
Nominees have just been announced for the third-annual Johnson & Wales University's Zest Awards, which honor leaders in South Florida's culinary arts scene.

On March 19 from 7 to 9 p.m., the JWU North Miami campus will host the invitation-only event, which showcases our best and brightest in six award categories, including best restaurant, best bar/lounge, culinary innovator, baking/pastry innovator, newcomer of the year, and best food blogger. In addition, Richard Ingraham will receive a special community leader award.

The food blogger category is new for 2014 and is also the only award that is chosen by popular vote. Beginning today, people are encouraged to vote for their favorite food-related blog on the JWU.edu/zest website. You can vote only once; duplicate votes will be disqualified. Eleven local blogs are up for the Zest, including Short Order.

You're also encouraged to tweet about the Zests using @JWUNorthMiami, hashtag #JWUZest.

Here's the full rundown of nominees in all categories:

Best Restaurant
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill
The Bazaar by Jose Andres

Best Bar/Lounge
Blackbird Ordinary
Bar Centro at SLS Hotel South Beach
Regent Cocktail Club at the Gale Hotel
St. Regis Bar at the St. Regis Bal Harbour
Wynwood Kitchen & Bar
Patpong Road

Culinary Innovator
Giorgio Rapicavoli, Eating House
Timon Balloo, Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill
Aaron Brooks, Edge Steak & Bar
Jamie DeRosa, Tongue & Cheek

Newcomer of the Year
Bocce Bar
Swine Southern Table & Bar
Restaurant Michael Schwartz at the Raleigh
Tongue & Cheek
Oak Tavern

Baking & Pastry Innovator
Sylvain Marrari, The Setai Miami Beach
Hedy Goldsmith, Michael's Genuine Food & Drink
Zak Stern, Zak The Baker
Ricardo Trillos, Cao Chocolates

Food Bloggers
Burger Beast
Eater Miami
Food for Thought
Miami Dish
Short Order- Miami New Times
Fat Girl Hedonist
Thrillist Miami
South Florida Food and Wine
Chat Chow
Adventures of the Foodaholic

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