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George Pagonis, Victor Albisu and Others Win Big at the 2015 Rammy Awards

Mintwood Place, Marcel's and more take home awards.

Chef of the Year Victor Albisu
Chef of the Year Victor Albisu
R. Lopez

Silver Spring brunch destinations, modern Jewish delis, stylish seafood haunts and New Haven pizza joints were among those restaurants recognized during the 2015 Rammy Awards.

This year's ceremony contained some surprises, some laughs and even some tears, as members of his family paid tribute to local restaurant giant Mark Kuller, who died last October. Eater will have photos and hangover observations later today, but in the meantime, read on for a full list of winners:

Restaurant Employee of the Year: Evan Labb, Evening Star Cafe

Restaurant Manager of the Year: Joseph Cerione, Blue Duck Tavern

Rising Culinary Star of the Year: George Pagonis, Kapnos

Service Program of the Year: Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

Regional Food and Beverage Producer of the Year: Catoctin Creek Distilling Company

Favorite Gathering Place: Bar Pilar

Upscale Casual Brunch: Le Diplomate

Everyday Casual Brunch: The Daily Dish

Hisaoka Allied Member of the Year: EagleBank

Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award: Herbert Miller, Western Development Corporation, Chairman & CEO

Favorite Fast Bites: Pete's New Haven Style Apizza

Upscale Casual Restaurant: Mintwood Place

Everyday Casual Restaurant: DGS Delicatessen

Beer Program of the Year: Pizzeria Paradiso, Georgetown

Cocktail Program of the Year: Bourbon Steak

Wine Program of the Year: Iron Gate

Pastry Chef of the Year: Agnes Chin, The Grill Room

Formal Fine Dining Restaurant: The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm

New Restaurant of the Year: Fiola Mare

Restaurateur of the Year: José Andrés and Rob Wilder, ThinkFoodGroup

Chef of the Year: Victor Albisu, Del Campo and Taco Bamba

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