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Restaurant Association of Maryland Celebrates Industry Stars

Larry Wilhelm, Marshall Weston, RAM Restaurateur of the Year Shawn Harman, Fish Tales and Doc Hayes.

At its annual gala celebrating the restaurant industry of Maryland, the Restaurant Association of Maryland handed out its awards at the Martin’s West in Baltimore. Among the top winners were Restaurateur of the Year Shawn Harman from Fish Tales in Ocean City and Jeff Eng as Chef of the Year from the Clyde’s Tower Oaks Lodge in Rockville.

The Association also honored the late Patrick “Scunny” McCusker with the Brice and Shirley Phillips Lifetime Achievement Award.

View fotos from the evening at RAM Gala 2013.

The lists of winners included:

Restaurateur of the Year – Shawn Harman – Fish Tales – Ocean City

Chef of the Year – Jeff Eng – Clyde’s Tower Oaks Lodge – Rockville

Favorite Restaurant – Jimmy’s Famous Seafood – Baltimore

Favorite New Restaurant – Quench – Rockville

Favorite Bar or Tavern – Macky’s Bayside Bar and Grill – Ocean City

Wine & Beverage Program of the Year – Chef Geoff’s – Rockville

Craft Brew Program of the Year – Rams Head Tavern – Annapolis

Maryland Hospitality Hall of Honor

Pasta Plus Restaurant and Market

Hard Times Cafe, Bethesda

Carrol’s Creek Waterfront Restaurant

Giovanni’s Restaurant

La Tavola Ristorante Italiano

CJ’s Crabhouse and Grill

Maryland ProStart Awards

Kerry Johnson, Glenelg High School (Teacher of the Year)

Kiran Martin, Howard High School (Student of the Year)

Mimmo Cricchio Scholarship

Kiran Martin

McCormick Cornerstone of the Industry Award

The Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille – Statewide

CarterQue Barbeque & Grilling Company – Mt. Airy

Glory Days Grill – Statewide

Ledo Pizza – Pasadeana

Brice and Shirley Phillips Lifetime Achievement Award – Patrick “Scunny” McCusker

The Otto Schellhase Award – Michael Burke- Janjer Enterprises – Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

Allied Member of the Year- John Hinkle – Rossmann-Hurt-Hoffman, Inc.

Favorite Food Truck – The Jolly Pig

About the Author

Michael Birchenall is Editor and Publisher of Foodservice Monthly, a regional trade publication covering the foodservice industry of the Mid-Atlantic (DE, DC, MD, VA). Foodservice Monthly has been recognized as the Restaurant Association of Maryland's Allied Industry Member of the Year and by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington as the Joan Hisaoka Associate Member of the Year.

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