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The Voting Results for Restaurant of the Year are in!

The ballots are in and it’s official, Cooper’s Hawk is our 2018 FBEE Restaurant of the Year!

now joins a very prestigious list…

2017-2018: Cooper’s Hawk (Oak Park)
2016-2017: Volo Restaurant
2015-2016: Whiskey Busines
2014-2015: Chef Vince’s ZEAL
2013-2014: Zia’s Lago Vista
2012-2013: Guildhall
2011-2012: M Restuarant (Missy Crovetti)
2010-2011: Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ
2009-2010: Cooper’s Hawk (Barrington)
2008-2009: Volare’ (Benny Siddu)
2007-2008: Topa Tavern and Grill (Paul and Tony Diaz)
2006-2007: Restaurant Michael (Mike Lachowicz)
2005-2006: Gene & Georgettis (Gene Michelotti)
2004-2005: Barn of Barrington (Brian Jason)
2003-2004: Le Francais (Mike Lachowicz)
2002-2003: Rosewood (Jimmy Mandas & Peter Diaz)
2001-2002: Mill Rose Restaurant (Par Daley)
2000-2001: The Tavern Club (Javier Rosas)
1999-2000: Le Deaux Gros (Tom Lachowicz)
1998-1999: Mickey’s (Michael McGuire)
1997-1998: Carmichael’s (Sharon Barson)
1996-1997: Atwater’s Restaurant (Dan Herrington)
1995-1996: The Signature Room (95th) (Rick Roman)
1994-1995: Zum Deutschen Eck (Al Wirth)
1993-1994: Bob Chin’s Crab House (Bob Chin)
1992-1993: Poplar Creek CC (Jeff Howard)
1991-1992: Bella Vista Restaurant (Dan Bacin)
1990-1991: Rosewood Restaurant (Peter Diaz)
1989-1990: Stefani’s (Phil Stefani)
1988-1989: Inn at University Village (Steve Esh)
1987-1988: Harry Carays (Abraham Aguirre)
1986-1987: Riverside Golf Club (Gene Warzinski)
1985-1986: Twin Anchors (Phillip Tuzi)
1984-1985: Watercress Bar & Grill (John Nikas)
1983-1984: Mid-America Club (Axel Grove)
1982-1983: Greek Islands (Gus Couchell)
1981-1982: Black Ram (James Mandas)
1979-1980: Arnies Restaurant (Arnie Morton)
1978-1979: Golden Ox (Fred Sinn)

FBEE Lead Sheet in pdf



click on this link for the FBEE Lead Sheet and bring to the meeting:

You can fill in the blanks and print out to take to the next Luncheon or fax to our Executive Secretary, Beth Gibbs.


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