2015 Performance in Tabletop Awards: Independent Restaurant with a Per Person Check Average of LessThan $30 First Place: Butcher and the Brewer, Cleveland, Ohio


1502tabletop21Specifying Team: Eric Anderson, brewer, Butcher and Brewer; Doug Binzel, sales manager, The Wasserstrom Co.; Brian Klopp, dealer sales rep, The Wasserstrom Co.; Jeff Leonard, owner, Butcher and Brewer; Chris Lieb, owner, Butcher and Brewer; and Jason Workman, owner, Butcher and Brewer

Dinnerware: World Tableware (Farmhouse), American Metalcraft (Prestige)

Glassware: Libbey (Altitude, Embassy, Inverness, Munique and Perception)

Flatware: World Tableware (Farmhouse)

Accessories: American Metalcraft, Libbey, Lodge Manufacturing, San Jamar, Update International and World Tableware

Why it Won: The overall setup including the use of creative vessels and custom pieces, helps create a well-matched tabletop installation that suits this atmosphere well. The china suits the food well and the glassware makes the beer and other beverages very inviting.




Photography courtesy of Brandon L. Jones, www.brandonljones.com