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From staff reports
Morrie’s Steakhouse has been named a Best of Award of Excellence winner from Wine Spectator magazine.
It’s the second-highest designation the magazine awards, and the first time a South Dakota restaurant has achieved it.
There were 1,168 winners nationwide that earned the designation this year.
“These wine lists display excellent breadth across multiple wine-growing regions and/or significant vertical depth of top producers, along with superior presentation,” the magazine said. “Typically offering 350 or more selections, these restaurants are destinations for serious wine lovers, showing a deep commitment to wine, both in the cellar and through their service team.”
Morrie’s has 410 wine selections and 2,400 bottles in its inventory, Wine Spectator reported.
“We’re so honored by this recognition,” said Tim Meagher, chief operating officer of Vanguard Hospitality, which owns Morrie’s.
“We have put a lot of attention and care into our wine selections, and our team strives to give guests an extraordinary experience every time. This is the sort of award that truly recognizes that.”
Wine Spectator noted Morrie’s wine selections from California and France are especially strong.
Two Sioux Falls restaurants have been recognized by Wine Spectator with Award of Excellence honors, which is the third- highest ranking. It recognizes wine lists offering at least 90 selections and “a well-chosen assortment of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.”
Parker’s Bistro was named to the list this year, and Carnaval Brazilian Grill was recognized in 2014.
Morrie’s Steakhouse has been named a Best of Award of Excellence winner from ‘Wine Spectator’ magazine.