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Issue Date: May 2008 Issue


2008 Silver Spoon Award Winners

Best New Restaurant
1. Table 45
2.tie: Light Bistro
Paladar Latin Kitchen
 
Best New Restaurant: Chain
1. McCormick & Schmick’s

Best Local Chef
1.Michael Symon: Lola
2.Zack Bruell: Table 45

Best Fine Dining
1.Lola
2.Pier W
3.Morton’s

Best Cheap Eats
1. Yours Truly
2. Aladdin’s Eatery

Best Cheap Eats: Chain
1. Chipotle

Best Seafood
1.Blue Point Grille
2.Blake’s Seafood
3.Pier W

Best French/ Continental
1.Sans Souci
2.Chez François

Best Italian
1.tie: Jimmy Daddona’s
Ristorante Giovanni’s

Best Italian: Chain
1.BRIO Tuscan Grille

Best Indian
1.Saffron Patch
2.Café Tandoor
3. India Garden

Best Chinese
1. Hunan Solon
2. Hunan by the Falls
3. Pearl of the Orient

Best Japanese
1.Pacific East
2.Shuhei
3.Sakura

Best Japanese: Chain
1.Benihana

Best Other Asian
1.#1 Pho
2.Phnom Penh
3.tie: Lemon Grass
Mint Café
Best Mexican
1. tie: Luchita’s Mexican Restaurant
Momocho
3.Nuevo Acapulco

Best Greek

1. Mad Greek

Best Middle Eastern
1. Aladdin’s Eatery
2. Taza
3. Pasha

Best German or Other Central European
1.Balaton
2.Sokolowski’s University Inn

Best Spanish/ Portuguese
1.Mallorca
2.Viva Barcelona
3.Marbella

Best Caribbean/ Puerto Rican/Latin American
1. Rachel’s Caribbean
2. tie: Johnny Mango
Paladar Latin Kitchen

Best Caribbean/ Puerto Rican/Latin American: Chain
1. Bahama Breeze

Best Ribs

1. Bubba’s Q
2. Hot Sauce Williams

Best Ribs: Chain
1. Smokey Bones

Best Steak
1. Morton’s
2. Red, The Steakhouse
3. Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse

Best Pizza (Non-chain)
1. Geraci’s
2. Mama Santa’s
3. Angelo’s

Best Hamburger  (Non-chain)

1. tie: Heck’s
Yours Truly

Best Barbecue
1. Bubba’s Q
2. Hot Sauce Williams

Best Appetizers
1. Sergio’s Saravá
2. tie: Flying Fig
Table 45
Best Appetizers: Chain
1. TGI Fridays

Best Desserts
1. Lola

Best Desserts: Chain
1. The Cheesecake Factory

Best Sandwich
1. Slyman’s
2. Melt Bar & Grilled
3. Corky and Lenny’s

Best Soup
1. Souper Market
2. Suzy Soups

Best Soup: Chain
1. Panera

Best Vegetarian Selections
1. Tommy’s
2. tie: Aladdin’s Eatery
Johnny Mango

Best Wine List
1. tie: Dante
D’Vine Wine Bar
 
Best-stocked Bar
1. Pier W
2. Johnny’s Downtown

Best Beer Selection
1. The Winking Lizard
2. Great Lakes Brewing Co.
3. Buckeye Beer Engine

Best Local Microbrew
1. Great Lakes Brewing Co.
2. Willoughby Brewing Co.

Best Place for Family Dining (Non-chain)
1. Yours Truly
2. tie: Corky and Lenny’s
Joe’s Deli

Best Sunday Brunch
1.Pier W
2.M Bistro
3.House of Blues
 
Most Romantic
1.Pier W
2. Ristorante Giovanni’s

Best Sports Bar/ Restaurant
1. The Winking Lizard
2.Cleats — Fairlawn

Best Sports Bar/ Restaurant: Chain
1.Champps
Best People Watching
1.Metropolitan Café
2.tie: BRIO Tuscan Grille Johnny’s Downtown

Best Outdoor Dining
1.Gamekeepers
2.Three Birds
3.tie: Blue Canyon
Kitchen & Tavern
Sergio’s Saravá

Best Plate Presentation

1.Lola

Best Service
1.Ristorante Giovanni’s
2.tie: Lola
Pier W
Table 45

Best View
1.Pier W
2.Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern
3.Ponte Vecchio

Best Décor

1.Lola
2.Pier W

Best Deli
1.Corky and Lenny’s
2.Joe’s Deli
3.Jack’s Deli

Best Pastry Shop
1.Corbo’s Dolceria
2.Presti’s

Best Place to Buy Bread

1.tie: On the Rise
Stone Oven
3.Great Harvest Bread Co.

Best Place to Buy Bread: Chain
1.Panera

Best Cheese Selection

1.Heinen’s
2.tie: Baricelli Inn
West Point Market Zagara’s

Best Cheese Selection: Chain

1.Whole Foods
 
Best Wine Store
1.Heinen’s
2.Trader Joe’s
3.tie: Rozi’s Wine
Western Reserve Wines
Comments:
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 5:39:44 PM by Anonymous
#1 Pho has terrible and VERY salty pho. Its inedible.

Superior Pho (right next door), may not look as fancy on the inside but has AMAZING flavor comparatively.

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