TONY Honors Chang, Little Guys at Eat Out Awards

As for the ceremony itself, it's a hell of a lot shorter and more fun than the JBA

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Last night, Time Out New York held their annual Eat Out Awards at a somewhat drunken and burlesque-studded show at Le Poisson Rouge in the Village. The People's Choice to James Beards' Oscar, what these awards lack in prestige and excellent food, they make up for in egalitarian (though admittedly local) representation, more hooting, hollering, and the general screaming of chefs names (Ryan Skeen's fans were particularly vocal), and an appreciation of the little guy. Yes, practically every new restaurant got a plate. As for the ceremony itself, it's a hell of a lot shorter and more fun than the JBA—a favorite PR rep was hit by frosting during the burlesque bit.

We're publishing the full list of winners below, but first, quick notables: Chang Enterprises won best new restaurant (Momo' Ko) and Best new Bakery (Milk Bar), April Bloomfield won for the Dory, and we're happy to say JGV's Matsugen trumped the perennially packed Ippudo. The pizza and coffee votes were split with the editors going for Motorino and Abraco, the readers going for Artichoke and Cafe Grumpy. La Superior was robbed on all fronts.

And now, without further ado...

Critics' picks
Best chef without boundaries: Susur Lee
Best place to cultivate a beer belly: Beer Table
Best justification for the ramen craze: Ippudo NY
Best sweet revenge: Bespoke Chocolates
Best bad boy turned good: Paul Liebrandt
Best New Mexican: Cabrito
Most seductive use of carbs: Convivio
Best new artisan pie: Motorino
Most welcome gentrifier: James
Best Case against the cupcake backlash: Sweet Revenge
Best unlikely marriage: No. 7
Best ticket to Italy: Salumeria Rosi
Best Japanese speakeasy: Kyo Yo
Best Reason to delcare your love for barbecue and bourbon: Char No. 4
Best nouveau chophouse: Walter Foods
Best crowd pleaser: West Branch
Best cult coffee: Abraco
Best new sushi joint: Sushi Azabu
Most inventive use of drug paraphernalia: Desnuda
Best comeback of a vanishing trade: Marlow & Daughters
Best reason to eat tongue: Txikito
Best new dumplings: Eton
Best bar for a gin blossom: Sycamore
Best dining on a budget: Simon Sips
Best new bahn mi: Baoguette

Reades' Choice
Best return of a New York institution: The Oak Room
Best new pizza: Artichoke Basille
Best shrine to swine: Porchetta
Best new neighborhood joint: Brooklyn: The General Greene
Best new neighborhood joint: Manhattan: JoeDoe
Best new hand at seafood: April Bloomfield of the John Dory
Best new ice cream: Blue Marble
Best new restaurant with a one-track mind: Socarrat Paella Bar
Best new bakery: Momofuku Milk Bar
Best return of fusion: Double Crown
Best new reason to court a cavity: La Maison du Chocolat
Best new burger: 5 Napkin Burger
Best new out-of-town import: Missy Robbins of A Voce
Best cup of coffee: Café Grumpy
Best new wine bar: Terroir
Best vegetarian-friendly restaurant: Blossom
Best new excuse to brush up on your Spanish: Yerba Buena
Best addition to an underserved 'hood: Vinegar Hill House
Best changing of the guard: Carmen Qualiata, Union Square Cafe
Best new cocktail lounge: Clover Club
Best new Japanese restaurant: Matsugen
Best new Italian: Scarpetta
Best new bar: The Rusty Knot
Best new Brooklyn restaurant: Buttermilk Channel
Best new restaurant: Momofuku Ko

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