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The First Sammy Awards Recap and Winners

The First Sammy Awards Recap and Winners
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Last night…was it as amazing for you as it was for us? If you missed the first Sammy Awards ceremony then you missed out on a truly bad ass party brimming with live music, free food and booze, along with Paul Wall and Bun B’s performances, and a first class crowd full of lookers sporting their finest attire or ridiculous costumes. Guests got to sample several cocktail competition entries by Houston’s top bartenders, and while Brandon Young’s exquisite creation, the tequila-grapefruit based Galveston Sea Breeze, was the crowd favorite, it couldn’t have been easy to choose just one as all of the concoctions were perfectly executed.

Photo by Blaire Truesdell

Free donuts from our beloved Shipley’s graced the tables and attendees enjoyed other party favors such as t-shirts, passes to festivals, and concert tickets. It really was a wonderful evening and everyone that showed up seemed to truly enjoy the experience. We hope to see you at the 2015 Sammy Awards for another celebration of Houston’s best music, art, culture, and food.

 

 

 

The 2014 Sammy Awards winners were announced and presented with gold medals emblazoned with their achievements. Here are the 2014 Sammy Awards winners listed by category.

 

FOOD/ BOOZE

Best New…

Tiger Den

Best Dessert

Shipley’s

Best Mom & Pop

Lankford Grocery

Best Restroom

Boheme

Best Burger

Bernie’s Burger Bus

Best Taco

Tacos A Go-Go

Best Sushi

Uchi

Best Pizza

Star Pizza

Best Steak Night

MKT Bar

Best Sandwich

Eatsie Boys

Best Pho

Van Loc

Best Ramen

Jenni’s Noodle House

Best Vegetarian

Radical Eats

Best Hummus

Phoenicia

Best Mac & Cheese

Jus’ Mac

Best Curry

Red Lion

Best Coffee

Black Hole

Best Bahn-Mi

Les Givral’s

Hall of Game Food

Ninfa’s on Navigation

Best Food Writer

Allison Cook

Bartender

Lindsay Burleson of Poison Girl

Mean Bartender

Travis Tobey of Fitzgerald’s

New Local Beer

Karbach- Love Street

Best Brewery

Saint Arnold

Hall of Game Booze

West Alabama Ice House

Best New Bar

Little Dipper

 

MUSIC

Best New Artist

The New Mercies

Record of the Year

The Tontons- Make-Out King & Other Stories of Love

Live Show

The Suffers

Best Americana

Buxton

DJ

Fistful of Soul

Hall of Game

Little Joe Washington

Best Jazz

Free Radicals

Best Hip Hop

Fat Tony

Best Country

Robert Ellis

Best Metal

Venemous Maximus

Best Blues

Little Joe Washington

Best Indie Rock

The Tontons

Best Punk

The Secret Prostitutes

Best Experimental

B L A C K I E

Band that Jumps

American Fangs

Best Sound Person

Ryan Chavez

 

ART

Curator

Juan Pablo from El Rincon Social

Aerosol

GONZO247

Street Art

Eyesore

New Gallery

The Brandon

Best Poster Artist

Shelby Hohl

Photographer

Ben DeSoto

Hall of Game

Jermaine Rogers

 

CULTURE

Tattoo Shop

713 Tattoo

Best Comedian

Ashton Womack

Best Mayor

Annise Parker

Non Profit

OKRA Charity Saloon

Eccentric Person

Juan Carlos

Blog

Swamplot

Best Ass

Omar Afra (Runner up: Mills-McCoin)