The Massachusetts Restaurant Association (MRA) held its 20th Annual Massachusetts Hospitality Hall of Fame Awards Dinner on Monday, Nov. 23 at Anthony's Pier 4 in Boston. This annual event is sponsored by the National Restaurant Association (NRA) and honors those individuals who have exhibited extraordinary dedication to the hospitality industry in Massachusetts. Master of Ceremonies for the evening was NRA director Raphael Oliver, general manager of Top of the Hub, and the invocation was done by Lawrence Wolozin.

The 2009 inductees were: Harvey Allen, president and CEO of M.S. Walker Inc.; Billy Costa, well-known entertainment personality, originally on the Phantom Gourmet and now on NECN's TV Diner; Donato and Filippo Frattaroli, owners of Ristorante Lucia and Fillippo Ristorante; and Jon Luther, CEO of Dunkin' Brands.

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(l to r) Massachusetts Restaurant Association president and CEO Peter Christie with Filippo and Donato Frattaroli of Ristorante Lucia and Fillippo Ristorante (photo courtesy of Alan McPhee Photography)
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