2018 Woodlands Culinary Awards – Finalists

Here are the finalists for the 2018 Woodlands Culinary Awards, presented by the Woodlands Area Foodies. These outstanding organizations and individuals received the most nominations from WAF membership.

All of these finalists are among the very best in their respective fields, and provided numerous memorable experiences to guests in the 12 months preceding January, 2018.

Congratulations, Finalists!

Best Restaurant

Fielding’s Local
Hubbell & Hudson Bistro / Cureight
Republic Grille
Truluck’s

Best New Restaurant

EAD Vietnamese
Goode Company Cantina
La Cocina de Roberto
Palette Indian Kitchen

Best Food Truck

Abundant Harvest
BBQ Godfather
Craft Burger
Wiches on Wheels

Best Service

Hubbell & Hudson Bistro
Hubbell & Hudson Kitchen
Pappacito’s Cantina
Via Emilia

Best Casual Restaurant

Buldogie’s
Hubbell & Hudson Kitchen
Republic Grille
Zara’s Mediterranean

Best Upscale Restaurant

Churrasco’s
Hubbell & Hudson Bistro / Cureight
Robard’s
Truluck’s

Best Romantic Restaurant

Churrasco’s
Robard’s
Truluck’s
Via Emilia

Best Family Restaurant

Crust Pizza Co.
Fielding’s Wood Grill
Pallotta’s Italian Grill
RC’s NYC Pizza & Pasta

Best Bar

Hop Scholar Ale House
Howie’s Tiki
Refuge Steak House and Bourbon Bar
Woodson’s Local

Best Caterer

Crave Catering
Pallotta’s Italian Grill
The Saucy Broads
Spoon and Fork Catering

Woodlands Classic

Amerigo’s
Pallotta’s Italian Grill
Perry’s Steakhouse
Pizza Tonight

 


Chef of the Year

Edel Goncalves (Fielding’s)
Amy Martinez (Crave Catering)
Brian McNamara (Del Frisco’s)
Austin Simmons (Hubbell & Hudson / Cureight)

Service Person of the Year

Alana Behen (Pallotta’s Italian Grill)
Austen Goodwin (Hubbell & Hudson Kitchen)
Meghan Kuzmann (Hubbell & Hudson Bistro)
Chris Perry (Hubbell & Hudson Bistro)

Restaurateur of the Year

Cary Attar (Fielding’s)
Pamela Graham (Le Pam’s House of Creole)
Dirk Laukien (Hubbell & Hudson)
Phil Nicosia (Pallotta’s Italian Grill)

Favorite Bartender

Meghan Kuzmann (Hubbell & Hudson Bistro)
Kathryn Shaffer (Robard’s Steakhouse)
Mark Voros (Howie’s Tiki)

Favorite Private Chef

Amber Keyser
Amy Martinez
Cassandra Schultz
Will Springfield

Favorite American Restaurant

Black Sheep Bistro
Craft Grille
Hubbell & Hudson Bistro
Republic Grille

Favorite BBQ Joint

BBQ Godfather
Corkscrew BBQ
Goode Company BBQ
Tejas Chocolate and BBQ

Favorite Breakfast Spot

Another Broken Egg
Black Walnut
Hubbell & Hudson Kitchen
Toasted Yolk

Favorite Brunch

Black Sheep Bistro
Dosey Doe
Fielding’s Wood Grill
Johnny’s Italian Steak House

Favorite Burger Joint

Burger Fi
Grub Burger Bar
JAX Burgers
Uncle Tony’s

Favorite Chinese Restaurant

Atsumi
Chef Chan’s
Hong Kong Chinese
Shanghai Bistro

Favorite Coffee Spot

Conroe Coffee
Jane & John Doe
Momentum Coffee
Third Gen Coffee

Favorite Dessert Spot

Black Walnut
Cheesecake Factory
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Pietown

Favorite Indian Restaurant

Himalaya Restaurant
Hyderabad House
Palette Indian Kitchen
Sitar Cuisine of India

Favorite Italian Restaurant

Johnny’s Italian Steak House
Pallotta’s Italian Grill
Papa Amadeus
Via Emilia

Favorite Japanese Restaurant

Chi
Fukuda
Q-Shi
Uni Sushi

Favorite Mexican / Tex Mex Restaurant

Goode Company Cantina
La Cocina de Roberto
Pappasito’s
Rita’s Cantina

Favorite Pizza Joint

Crust Pizza
Grimaldi’s
MOD Pizza
RC’s NYC Pizza & Pasta

Favorite Sandwich Shop

Bazille at Nordstrom
Jersey Mike’s
RC’s NYC Pizza & Pasta
Tony’s Italian Deli

Favorite Seafood Restaurant

Amore
Pappadeux
Tommy Bahama’s
Truluck’s

Favorite Steakhouse

Johnny’s Italian Steak House
Kirby’s
Perry’s
Robard’s

Favorite Vietnamese Restaurant

EAD
Lucky Cafe
Pho An & Sushi
Pho Be


Favorite Restaurant Atmosphere

Del Frisco’s Grille
Churrasco’s
Robard’s
Truluck’s

Favorite Restauant Entertainment

The Goose’s Acre
The Olive Oil
Pacific Yard House
Republic Grille

Favorite Happy Hour

Howie’s Tiki
Hubbell & Hudson Bistro
Churrasco’s
Tommy Bahama’s

The Woodlands Culinary Awards is produced by the Woodlands Area Foodies. It is not associated with the Best of the Best Culinary Awards, Chicago Culinary Awards, Garden State Culinary Awards, Houston Culinary Awards, Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Awards, Tuscan Lifestyle Culinary Awards, or any other awards programs.