2017 Woodlands Culinary Awards – The Winners

Here are the winners of the 2017 Woodlands Culinary Awards, presented by the Woodlands Area Foodies. These are the organizations and people that were chosen by the over 10,000 members of the Woodlands Area Foodies as the best of the best.

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

Congratulations!

Best Restaurant
Hubbell & Hudson Bistro / Cureight

finalists
Hubbell & Hudson Bistro / Cureight
Pallotta’s Italian Grill
Republic Grille
Robard’s Steakhouse

Best New Restaurant
Q-Shi

finalists
Current
Q-Shi
Nicoletta’s Venetian Dining
Rita’s Cantina

Best Food Truck
Black Garlic

finalists
BBQ Godfather
Black Garlic
Craft Burger
Falacos

Best Service
Robard’s

finalists
Casa Medina
Del Frisco’s
Hubbell & Hudson Bistro / Cureight
Robard’s

Best Casual Restaurant
Republic Grille

finalists
Buldogies
Fielding’s Local
Hubbell & Hudson Kitchen
Republic Grille

Best Upscale Restaurant
Robard’s

finalists
Hubbell & Hudson Bistro / Cureight
Kirby’s
Robard’s
Truluck’s

Best Bar
Sidebar

finalists
Cru Wine Bar
Genuwine Tasting Room
Howie’s Tiki
Sidebar


Chef of the Year
Austin Simmons

finalists
RC Gallegos (RC’s, Tularosa)
Sammy Holmes (Robard’s)
Ron Nicoletta (Nicoletta’s)
Austin Simmons (Hubbell & Hudson)

Service Person of the Year
Blair Adkins

finalists
Blair Adkins (Chick-fil-a)
Elisa Claire Beardsley-Dodd (Del Frisco’s)
Todd Moore (Crisp)
Katherin Schafer (Robard’s)

Restaurateur of the Year
Ron Nicoletta

finalists
Cary Attar (Fielding’s Wood Grill, Fielding’s Local)
Ron Nicoletta (Nicoletta’s, Tony’s Deli, Tony’s Pizza, Buldogies)
Phil Nicosia (Pallotta’s Italian Grill)
Chris Perry (Robard’s)

Favorite American Restaurant
Republic Grill

finalists
Crisp
Del Frisco’s
Fielding’s Local
Republic Grill

Favorite BBQ Joint
Corkscrew BBQ

finalists
BBQ Godfather
CorkScrew BBQ
Rudy’s BBQ
Southern Q

Favorite Burger Joint
TIE: Black Garlic / Grub Burger

finalists
Black Garlic
Fielding’s Wood Grill
Grub Burger
Hubbell & Hudson Bistro

Favorite Chinese Restaurant
Atsumi

finalists
Atsumi
Chef Chan’s
Red Phoenix
Golden Jade

Favorite Indian Restaurant
Namaste

finalists
Himalaya
Hyderabad
Namaste
Sitar

Favorite Italian Restaurant
Pallotta’s

finalists
The Italian Cafe
Nicoletta’s
Pallotta’s
Via Emilia

Favorite Japanese Restaurant
Fukuda

finalists
Fukuda
Kobe Japanese Steakhouse
Sapporo
Uni Sushi

Favorite Mexican / Tex Mex Restaurant
Pappasito’s

finalists
Casa Medina
Mama Juanita’s
Rita’s Cantina
Pappasito’s

Favorite Pizza Joint
RC’s NYC Pizza

finalists
Crisp
Crust Pizza Co.
Grimaldi’s
RC’s NYC Pizza & Pasta

Favorite Seafood Restaurant
Pappadeaux

finalists
Pappadeaux
Robard’s
Schilleci’s
Truluck’s

Favorite Steakhouse
Robard’s

finalists
Bob’s
Kirby’s
Perry’s
Robard’s

Favorite Vietnamese Restaurant
Lucky Cafe

finalists
Lucky Cafe
Nguyen Ngoc
Pho An & Sushi
Pho Be

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.