So, the 85th Academy Awards ceremony is this Sunday, and we wanted to get in on the action. No, not by donning our finery for a viewing party in somebody’s living room (which is totally cool if that’s your bag.) But by handing out our own, equally arbitrary awards, that don’t actually mean anything to anyone, accept maybe the people receiving them. And like the Oscar’s, our honorees aren’t exactly working to cure cancer, or anything. But unlike Angelina Jolie, say, or Christian Bale (have you seen him in the Machinist?) they can always be counted on to dish up an excellent plate of food.
So without further ado, we introduce the 2012 nominees for our 1st Annual BK Foodies Awards (requirements dictate that they need to have debuted a project within the last year). And yes, in the spirit of the Oscar’s, this list is padded with awards bait — although instead of 3-hour period drama’s about orphans with Downs Syndrome done good, we’ve got $25 an entrée eateries, with no reservations policies and classically trained chefs at the helm. So hurry up and draft out your teary acceptance speeches all of you (restaurant) industry folk. Because we like you. We really, really like you.