A Look Inside The 3rd Annual NYC Hospitality Alliance Awards

Previous PostWhat To Expect When The World's Most Exclusive Boutique, Bijan, Opens In Las Vegas
Next PostEstiatorio Milos Debuts Grand Four-Course Sunset Menu

AwardsPhoto Credit: Ken Goodman

On Monday April 9th, NYC Hospitality Alliance Executive Director Andrew Rigie welcomed over 800 guests and 47 honorees to TAO Downtown for the 3rd Annual NYC Hospitality Alliance Awards. This annual event honored restaurants, bars, nightlife establishments, and hospitality professionals across New York City‘s five boroughs. Showcasing the best in cuisine, cocktails and culture, this event truly showed the impact the hospitality industry has on NYC.

Notable attendees included the newly appointed New York City Nightlife Mayor Ariel Palitz, with honorees including Tracy Nieporent of Myriad Restaurant Group, Anita Lo and Marc Forgione. Representatives from venues across the five boroughs ranged from the House of Yes and Liebman’s Delicatessen, to Balthazar and Sunday in Brooklyn. Guests were treated to wagyu beef sliders, potstickers and sushi from TAO Downtown paired with Asahi Beer, Hiro Saki, Moscow Mules from Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Topo Chico.

Tracy Nieporent
Tracy Nieporent

Photo Credit: Ken Goodman

Restaurant honorees and awards included:

Big Apple Legacy Award: Tracy Nieporent of Myriad Restaurant Group

I Love Bronx Award: Enzo’s, Liebman’s Delicatessen, The Original Crab Shanty

I Love Manhattan AwardBalthazar, Keens Steakhouse, The Red Cat

I Love Queens AwardDon Peppe, Mu Ramen, SriPraPhai

I Love Staten Island AwardCOMMONS Café, Joe & Pat’s Pizzeria, The Stone House at Clove Lakes

True Taste of NYC Award (Went to three iconic dishes served at three restaurants): Joe’s Pizza; Classic Cheese Pizza, Mamoun’s Falafel; Falafel, Lloyd’s Carrot Cake; Carrot Cake

City That Never Sleeps Award: House of Yes, Stonewall Inn, The Dead Rabbit

Anita Lo
Anita Lo

Photo Credit: Ken Goodman

Back of House Award: Amanda Cohen (Dirt Candy), Anita Lo, Marc Forgione (Restaurant Marc Forgione)

Front of House AwardGeorgette Farkas (Rotisserie Georgette), Steve Morales (TAO Group), Susan Povich (Red Hook Lobster Pound)

Operations Award: Katie Broad (Le Bernardin), Sam Goldfinger (Soho House), Susan Spikes (Hill Country Hospitality)

Hearts of Hospitality Award: Elvira Ryder (Empowered Hospitality), Jonathan Moldenhauer (Major Food Group), Laura O’Neill (The Alicart Restaurant Group)

The Determination Award: Ahmon Williams (Fausto), Emily Hilton (Bathtub Gin), Melba Wilson (Melba’s Restaurant)

Melba Wilson
Melba Wilson

Photo Credit: Ken Goodman

The Next Generation Award: (3 recipients who are 40 years or younger): Adam Landsman (Sunday in Brooklyn), Nicolas Jammet (sweetgreen), Will Guidara (Make it Nice Hospitality)

#HospitalityGuru Award (Went to three restaurants, chefs, restaurateurs, nightlife operators or social media influencers with a social media presence that makes you drool, laugh, think and captures your attention.): Barbuto (@barbutonyc), Food Baby (@foodbabyny), thirsty (@thirsty)

Philanthropy Served Here Award: Wellness in the Schools

Fast Casual Award: Pasta Flyer, The Halal Guys, Xi’an Famous Food

Marc Forgione
Marc Forgione

Photo Credit: Ken Goodman

connect with haute living National
Loader