Jon and I went into the terrifying jungle of Manhattan today to attend the 2008 Time Out Eat Out Awards. We were nominated for Best Beer Bar, which was a nice compliment, but we fully expected that Blind Tiger would hand our asses to us. We may have an amazing tap and cask system, but they've got a ridiculous array of microbrews. They did so (congratulations to them--I've loved them for years), but John and I got a bunch of little hors d'oeuvres and some vodka tonics out of the affair. Plus we happened to be at the same table as the dude who won the Best New Restaurant award (Neil Ferguson from Allen & Delancey), so we had some glory incidentally spilled on us.
Thanks to those of you who voted for us. Oh, and congratulations too to Alchemy, a restaurant a block away from us that won Best New Brooklyn Restaurant.