All three "Best New Restaurant" honorees have Hispanic rootsThe Nashville Scene announced its 20th annual "Best of Nashville" award winners, and Hispanic Nashvillians and Hispanic food and music were among them.
The honorees include Mia Calderon's "Manik", a concert by Helado Negro, Christine Maddela's Twitter feed, Fiesta Mexicana, Local Taco, ChaChah, Cantina Laredo, Las Paletas, Cinco de Mayo, Mas Tacos, Lime, Rosepepper, Las Palmas, Las Maracas, La Hacienda, Baja Burrito, Blue Coast Burrito, Nuvo Burrito, and San Antonio Taco Co. ("SATCO"). Let me know if I missed any.
(Celebrate with a few grains of salt around the rim of your margarita, considering the fact that Adam Dread won "Best Attorney" and former Vice President Al Gore took second fiddle to local radio host Mary Mancini in the "Best Local Liberal" category. Although, to be fair to Mary, she might be more local and more liberal than the veep.)
From the staff awards:
Best Latin-Electro-Pop Album: Manik by Mia CalderonFrom the readers' poll:
Best House Concert: Helado Negro at Willy T's
Best Local Twitter Feed (TV): Christine Maddela, WKRN
Best Mexican Restaurant with a View: Fiesta Mexicana
Best New Restaurant (Opened Since Oct. 2008): Local Taco, ChaChah, and Cantina LaredoAll of this year's awards can be found here.
Best Dessert: Sunset Grill, Jackson's, and Las Paletas
Best Restaurant in Wilson County: Demos', Sunset, and Cinco de Mayo
Best Cheap Eats: Calypso Cafe, Baja Burrito, and SATCO
Best Mobile Vendor: Mas Tacos, I Dream of Weenie, and The Juice Wagon
Best Restaurant Décor: Flyte, Lime, and Sambuca
Best Patio: Rumours, Jackson's, and Rosepepper
Best Bar That Makes You Feel Like You're Not in Nashville: The Patterson House, Lime, and Sambuca
Best Bar to People Watch: Lime, 3 Crow Bar, and Tribe
Best Mexican Restaurant: Las Palmas, Las Maracas, and La Hacienda
Best Margarita: Rosepepper, Cantina Laredo, Las Palmas
Best Burrito: Baja Burrito, Blue Coast Burrito, and Nuvo Burrito
Best Cheese Dip: SATCO, Las Palmas, and Rosepepper
Best Fish Taco: Baja Burrito, Mas Tacos, and Local Taco