Taking the place of its food- and beverage-fueled celebration of past years was a virtual celebration of the 2020 Rhode Island Monthly “Best of” awards on August 28. Instead of the annual gathering given the COVID-19 pandemic, a prerecorded video featured snippets from the many honorees showcasing state winners. The annual online poll breaks down winners by county and state of customer picks from shops and services. Among the bar and restaurant industry, statewide winners included: Aidan’s Pub, Award: Irish Bar; Angelo’s Civita Farnese, Award: Cheap Eats; Chomp Kitchen and Drinks, Award: Burger; Condesa Restaurante Mexicano, Award: Mexican Restaurant; Gregg’s, Awards: Dessert and Locally Owned Family Friendly Restaurant; Grey Sail Brewing, Award: Local Brewer/Brew Pub; Hot Club, Award: Bar to People Watch; Il Massimo, Award: Brunch; Matunuck Oyster Bar, Awards: Waterfront Dining and Oyster Bar; Mews Tavern, Award: Beer on Tap; Pane E Vino, Award: Wine List; Plant City, Award: New Restaurant; RASA, Award: Indian Restaurant; Sophia’s Tuscan Grille, Awards: BYOB Restaurant and Restaurant; The Eddy, Award: Bar Cocktail List; Twin River Casino Hotel, Award: Local Concert Venue; Blackstone Caterers, Award: Wedding Caterer; Castle Hill Inn, Award: Waterfront Wedding Venue, among them. For the full the “Best of” by county, visit rimonthly.com.