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NRN names 2018 MenuMasters Award winners

Blended burgers, queso burritos and venison chili are among creative dishes to be honored at gala

2018 Innovator of the Year: Fabio Viviani

Best known as a fan favorite on Bravo TV’s “Top Chef,” Viviani is also a pioneer in fast-casual Italian dining with his Mercato pasta-and-pizza concept, as well as the full-service restaurants Café Firenze in Moonpark, Calif., and Siena Tavern in Chicago. He also has a seafood delivery service based in Maine called Lobster By Fabio and a winery in California’s Sonoma Valley, plus lines of cookware and cooking gadgets.