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Kevin Binkley, Searsucker, and Short Leash Hot Dogs Among Winners of the 2013 Foodist Awards

Who's this year's master mixologist, top chef, and most outstanding restaurant concept? Last night, the Arizona Restaurant Association (ARA) put a name to them all -- as well as a few other categories -- at the first-ever Foodist Awards.

See also: - Big Brain Awards 2013

At a ceremony and dinner at the Ritz Carlton in downtown Phoenix, the ARA, a sponsor of May's Arizona Restaurant Week, named winners for nine categories of this year's awards that "showcase the restaurants, companies, and talented people that are the very best in the industry."

Here's who came out on top.

Master Mixologist Aaron Defeo, Casino Del Sol

Outstanding Multiple Location Restaurant Oregano's

Top Chef Chef Justin Beckett, Beckett's Table

Good Neighbor Province

Outstanding Restaurant Concept The Yard

Outstanding Food Truck Short Leash Hot Dogs

Emerging Restaurant Searsucker

Uniquely Arizona El Chorro

Food Pioneer Chef Kevin Binkley, Binkley's

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