Awards & Recognitions

Restaurant Guru - 2020
Best Food Delivery In Las Vegas

Food Network "Vegas Cakes" - 2018

The Bootlegger Bistro Featured in Food Network TV Show

BuzzFeed's Bring Me - 2017

Chef Maria & Family Featured in BuzzFeed Video

Silver State Lifetime Achievement Award - 2015
For Entertainment and Special Events Awarded to Lorraine Hunt-Bono

Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown - 2014
On CNN's Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown T.V. Show

International Chef's Hall of Fame - 2013
Presidents Award, Awarded to Chef Maria Perri

Local Eats, Best Late-Night Bistro - 2013
Awarded to The Bootlegger Bistro

Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence - 2013
Awarded to The Bootlegger Bistro

International Hall of Fame Food and Beverage Summit - 2011
President's Award, Awarded to Ron Mancuso

Playboy Magazine's Guide to the Best Bars in America - 2011
The Bootlegger named "Best Bar in Vegas"

Excellence in Entertainment - 2010
Awarded to Lorraine Hunt-Bono and Dennis Bono

Director Emeritus, Nevada Restaurant Association - 2008
Excellence in Entertainment/Top Venue for Classic Lounge Entertainment

Hall of Fame Inductee Entertainment - 2008
Awarded to Lorraine Hunt-Bono

Food and Beverage Directors Association - 2007
Auturi Award, Awarded to Lorraine Hunt-Bono

Las Vegas Life Magazine - 2005
The Bootlegger Awarded "Best Place in Las Vegas for Karaoke" 

Best Place to Spot Celebrities - 2004
Named The Bootlegger Bistro

Nevada Restaurant Association - 2000
Educator of the Year Awarded to Lorraine Hunt-Bono

Nevada Restaurateur of the Year - 1992
Awarded to Lorraine Hunt-Bono

Italian American of the Year - 1991
Awarded to Lorraine Hunt-Bono

Nevada's 1st Restaurateur of the Year - 1983
Awarded to Maria Perri

National Restaurant Association - 1984 & 1985
Recognition for Dedicated Service to the Food Industry