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The 2015 James Beard Foundation Awards will be held at the Lyric Opera of Chicago on Monday, May 4.

The 2015 James Beard Awards, which will take place in Chicago for the first time in its history after 25 years in New York City, has named Alton Brown as the host for the upcoming awards ceremony in May.

Semifinalists for the 2015 Restaurant and Chef Awards were announced in February.

Brown, who first presided during the Foundation’s awards ceremony in 2012, will return this spring to host the James Beard Awards at the Lyric Opera of Chicago on Monday, May 4.

Brown himself is the recipient of two James Beard Awards for his work as a television host on Food Network’s Good Eats and his 2002 cookbook I’m Just Here for the Food. Brown is currently touring around the country for the Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour.

Carla Hall, host of The Chew on ABC and the Foundation’s 2015 honoree for its annual Chefs and Champagne party, will host the James Beard Foundation’s Book, Broadcast, and Journalism Awards Dinner on Friday, April 24, at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City.

“We are thrilled to have two of television’s most influential food personalities host this year’s shows, our 25th awards,” said Susan Ungaro, president of the James Beard Foundation. “Both Carla and Alton have made impressive contributions to the food world through the years, so they seem the perfect fit to play master of ceremonies as we celebrate all of the culinary achievements made not only by our Foundation, but the wonderful community of food and beverage professionals who have made this past quarter-century great.”


Alton Brown Will Auction Off a Few 'Good Eats' Props to Fund a New Documentary

Iconic Food Network host Alton Brown is preparing to auction off a few items from his insanely popular Good Eats television show. In a statement provided to Eater, Brown confirmed the personal items — not just Good Eats props — will be auctioned later this summer, and proceeds will help fund a new documentary that's in the works.

"I'll be selling three super-iconic items featured on Good Eats in late August," Brown said. "I'll be selling these items to help fund my documentary project."

The items haven't been disclosed, but if a Tuesday afternoon Tweet is any indication, his famous countertop chicken might be up for bidding.

I'm running out of closest space so I plan to sell off some iconic Good Eats props. Watch this space for details! pic.twitter.com/47TIs9UutT

— Alton Brown (@altonbrown) June 16, 2015

A spokesperson for Brown couldn't immediately share details on the documentary or items being sold. The auctioning process is still to be determined.

The documentary continues Brown's trend of always staying busy. He currently hosts Cutthroat Kitchen on Food Network, and he emceed the James Beard Foundation Awards Banquet in May. In February, he completed an extensive question-and-answer session with Eater readers.


The 2015 James Beard Awards will be held at Lyric Opera in Chicago, hosted by Alton Brown, on Monday, May 4, 2015. The annual James Beard Foundation (JBF) Awards also known as “The Oscars of Food” honors the best chefs, restaurants, bars and industry professionals and has a long-standing reputation of being the highest ranking food award in America. Here is a rundown of the finalists for the JBF Best Chef Southwest 2015.

The chef who will take the coveted title will remain a mystery until May, but Texas was well represented, managing to take four of the six coveted spots for the Best Chef Southwest category as follows:

Aaron Franklin - Franklin Barbecue, Austin, TX

Aaron Franklin got into the food industry at an early age, his parents owned a barbecue stand in Bryan, TX. He experimented with brisket in a backyard smoker when he was young. In 2009, he launched Franklin Barbecue in an East Austin parking lot from the walk-up window of a travel trailer-turned brisket stand. Patrons recognized the undeniable quality of his smoked meats, and his barbecue quickly began to draw lines that went around the block. Today, Franklin’s barbecue has been touted as the best in America, and possibly the world, by many in the culinary industry.

The Franklins opened a brick and mortar location of Franklin Barbecue in 2011. The original trailer is still parked in the back of the restaurant. However, despite the new location and their efforts to increase production, the line at Franklin Barbecue is still as long as it has ever been, with people lining up each day before they have even opened. The restaurant sells out of brisket every day, just as it has every single day of its’ existence. This is Aaron Franklin’s first James Beard nomination.

Bryce Gilmore - Barley Swine, Austin, TX

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Bryce Gilmore grew up in Austin. His first job was in the kitchen at the popular Z' Tejas Grill, owned by his father in Austin’s vibrant restaurant scene, where he worked while he was in high school. Gilmore went on to attended the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, then returned to Austin where he worked as a line cook at Wink and Moonshine. After two years as a Sous Chef at Café 909 in Marble Falls, TX, Gilmore returned to San Francisco to refine his skills at Boulevard. Then he went on to work at Montagana in Aspen, CO, where he immersed himself in his passion for local, sustainable ingredients.

Gilmore went back to Austin for his first solo venture, Odd Duck, a food truck that turned brick and mortar restaurant in 2009. Odd Duck features creative local cuisine, prepared with simple wood-burning grill and sous vide techniques. Gilmore was a JBF Semi-Finalist for Rising Star Chef of the Year in 2012 and 2013 and a Finalist for Best Chef Southwest 2013 and 2014.

Justin Yu - Oxheart, Houston, TX

Chef Yu has worked some of the most notable restaurants in North America, such as *17 in Houston, TX, Green Zebra and Spring Restaurants in Chicago, IL and Ubuntu in Napa, CA. After staging abroad at In de Wulf in Dranouter, Belgium then at AOC and Geranium Restaurants in Copenhagen, Denmark, Yu came home to open Oxheart to convey a progressive perspective on local and regional ingredients. Chef Yu was nominated as a Semi-Finalist for JBF Rising Star Chef in 2013 and was a Semi-Finalist for Best Chef Southwest in 2014.

Hugo Ortega - Hugo’s, Houston, TX

Chef Ortega came to Houston from Mexico at an early age, starting as a dishwasher, he learned to speak English and basics about the restaurant industry. He started at Backstreet Café as a dishwasher and worked his way up to the kitchen. The owner was impressed with his skills and offered to enroll Ortega in the Culinary Arts program at Houston Community College. Ortega seized the opportunity and became Executive Chef of Backstreet Café in 1995.

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He became a U.S. Citizen in 1996, and today is Executive Chef and co-owner of Backstreet Café, Caracol Restaurant and his signature concept, Hugo’s in Houston, TX. Ortega was a guest chef at the James Beard House twice in 1999 and was named a James Beard Foundation Award Finalist for Best Chef Southwest in 2012 and 2013.

Kevin Binkley - Binkley’s, Cave Creek, AZ

Chef Kevin Binkley is the most decorated candidate in the Best Chef Southwest category. He’s been nominated as a JBF Award Semi-Finalist for Best Chef Southwest every year for ten years in a row beginning in 2005 through 2014,. While he has not yet won a JBF Award, he was named a Finalist in this category in 2012 and again in 2013. Chef Binkley owns four restaurants in Phoenix, AZ: Binkley’s Restaurant, Café Bink, Bink’s Midtown and Bink’s Scottsdale. Chef Binkley graduated from the Scottsdale Culinary Institute in 1995.

He has worked under Thomas Keller at the French Laundry and at the prestigious Inn at Little Washington. Throughout his culinary career, Binkley has incorporated the freshest, highest-quality ingredients into his menus and focused on providing an experience for his guests.

Martín Rios - Restaurant Martín, Santa Fe, AZ

Chef Martin Rios is a 20-year veteran of the restaurant industry. His award-winning progressive American cuisine was designed to create the perfect balance of refined and comfortable. Chef Rios is a native of Guadalajara but grew up in Santa Fe, NM starting as a dishwasher at age 17. Eventually, he worked his way up to Executive Chef at several restaurants and hotels.

Chef Rios received his formal training at the Culinary Institute of America and supplemented that with experience and training in some of the world’s most honored restaurants and with well-known culinary masters. Chef Rios has been a JBF Semi-finalist for Best Chef Southwest in 2012, 2013 and 2014.


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Alton Brown will serve as host of the 2015 James Beard Foundation Awards, which are taking place here in Chicago for the first time on May 4. Brown, known for his Food Network show "Good Eats," previously was master of ceremonies of the event in 2012.

The list of chefs that will cook at the reception after the awards has been announced as well and includes heavy hitters from coast to coast:

· Justin Aprahamian, Sanford Restaurant, Milwaukee
· Jimmy Bannos Jr., The Purple Pig, Chicago
· Jamie Bissonnette, Toro, Boston & New York City
· Dave Beran, NEXT, Chicago
· David Chang, Momofuku, New York City
· Ashley Christensen, Poole's Diner, Raleigh, NC
· Colby Garrelts, Bluestem, Kansas City
· Brooks Headley, Del Posto, New York City
· Jennifer Jasinski, Rioja, Denver
· Melissa Kelly, Primo Restaurants Ltd, Rockland, ME
· Tory McPhail, Commander's Palace, New Orleans
· Daniel Patterson, Coi, San Francisco
· Ryan Prewitt, Pêche Seafood Grill, New Orleans
· Chris Shepherd, Underbelly, Houston
· Nancy Silverton, Mozza Restaurant Group, Los Angeles
· Vikram Sunderam, Rasika, Washington, D.C.
· Takashi Yagihashi, Slurping Turtle, Chicago

Additionally, Carla Hall (former Top Chef contestant, current co-host of ABC's The Chew) will host the Beard Foundation's Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards Dinner on April 24, which is being held in New York City.


2015 James Beard Foundation Awards: Aaron Franklin Wins Best Chef Southwest. Food Writer Josh Ozersky Found Dead Before Ceremony

The winners of the 2015 JBA were announced last night in Chicago. Sadly, food writer Josh Ozersky found dead just before the ceremony.

The winners of the 2015 James Beard Foundation Awards were announced last night at a lavish ceremony at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Alton Brown was the host.

Highlights from this year’s list of winners include:

Outstanding Chef: Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern, NYC

Outstanding Restaurant: Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, NY

Outstanding Pastry Chef: Christina Tosi, Momofuku, NYC

Outstanding Restaurateur: Donnie Madia, One Off Hospitality Group (Blackbird, Avec, The Publican, and others), Chicago, IL

Best New Restaurant: Bâtard, NYC

Rising Star Chef: Jessica Largey, Manresa, Los Gatos, CA

Complete list of winners here.

Aaron Franklin of Franklin’s Barbecue in Austin made Texas proud. The man who took ten years to perfect the art of smoking a brisket won Best Chef: Southwest. It’s not just a victory for Franklin, it’s a tribute to the finesse, techniques, and dedication behind barbecue. (Or, Franklin won the largest culinary popularity contest in the world, but I digress.) Lucky for Franklin, his new book Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto, hit the stores in early April. Update: David Hale Smith reports the book is #10 on New York Times Best Sellers list after only three weeks.

Last year, Tim Byres took home an award for his Smoke: New Firewood Cooking which brings me to the sad news. Josh Ozersky, food writer, blogger, founder of Meatopia, and restaurant critic for Esquire magazine, was found dead in his room at the Conrad Chicago Hotel before the awards ceremony.

Ozersky was the author of Byres’ book and was in the process of researching a cookbook with Dallas chef John Tesar. Gothomist reports Ozersky revealed he had been diagnosed with gout in 2009 and wrote : “I won’t be altering my lifestyle at all, and that you can continue to expect the up-to-the-minute coverage of the city’s dining scene that only total bodily dedication can bring.” Ozersky was last seen singing karaoke in a bar at 4:40am. There is an autopsy today.

I “spoke” with John Tesar last night via text. “I loved Josh,” Tesar says. “I am devastated. He was one of us. He was true and honest and knew the past and was in touch with the future. He was a real lover of chefs and the traditions of chefs. It’s a rare quality these days.”


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In the marquee categories, New York mostly swept the field. Outstanding chef went to Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern, while Blue Hill at Stone Barns (in Pocantino Hills, a 45-minute drive north of Manhattan) was the winner for outstanding restaurant. Best new restaurant, in which Chicago's Parachute was a finalist, was won by Batard in TriBeCa, whose chef Markus Glocker is an alumnus of Charlie Trotter's.

Rising star chef, an award recognizing cooks under 30, went to Jessica Largey of Manresa in Los Gatos, Calif., despite the restaurant being closed for the latter half of 2014 from a fire. Tanya Baker of The Boarding House in River North was a finalist in this category last year, The Purple Pig's Jimmy Bannos Jr. was a co-winner here.

The journalism, broadcasting and book awards were held a week and a half earlier in New York City. Of local note: Rick Bayless and Steve Dolinsky won the podcast category for "The Feed."

See the complete list of winners here.

The fact that Blue Hill at Stone Barns won the top award for outstanding restaurant Monday sets up a potentially interesting rivalry for 2016. New York's Per Se was a finalist in the category, a national award honoring restaurants in operation for 10-plus years. Its loss typically points to a repeat nomination the following year. But next year, Alinea, the three Michelin-starred Chicago restaurant from chef Grant Achatz, will be eligible for the first time in this category and is likely to be a finalist. Per Se chef Thomas Keller was a mentor to Achatz during their time together at The French Laundry in Yountville, Calif. (Achatz even named one of his sons Keller in tribute.) Added to this possible storyline is the factor of home field advantage: the Beard Awards will once again be held in Chicago next year, as well as in 2017.


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The James Beard Foundation has announced the finalists for the 2015 James Beard Awards at the James Beard House in New York City (the semifinalists were announced last month). The Book, Broadcast and Journalism Award winners will be announced on April 24. The winners in the chefs and restaurant categories will be announced on Monday, May 4 at the Lyric Opera House in Chicago. Here are the nominees:

2015 James Beard Foundation Awards Nominees

2015 James Beard Foundation Book Awards

For books published in English in 2014. Winners will be announced on April 24, 2015.

The winner of the Cookbook of the Year Award and the Cookbook Hall of Fame inductee will be announced on April 24, 2015.

Heritage
Sean Brock (Artisan)

The New England Kitchen: Fresh Takes on Seasonal Recipes
Erin Byers Murray and Jeremy Sewall (Rizzoli New York)

Texas on the Table: People, Places, and Recipes Celebrating the Flavors of the Lone Star State
Terry Thompson-Anderson (University of Texas Press)

Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere
Dorie Greenspan (Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Della Fattoria Bread: 63 Foolproof Recipes for Yeasted, Enriched & Naturally Leavened Breads
Kathleen Weber (Artisan)

Flavor Flours: A New Way to Bake with Teff, Buckwheat, Sorghum, Other Whole & Ancient Grains, Nuts & Non-Wheat Flours
Alice Medrich (Artisan)

Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails, with More than 500 Recipes
Alex Day, Nick Fauchald, and David Kaplan (Ten Speed Press)

Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail
Dave Arnold (W. W. Norton & Company)

Sherry: A Modern Guide to the Wine World's Best-Kept Secret, with Cocktails and Recipes
Talia Baiocchi (Ten Speed Press)

Cooking from a Professional Point of View

Bar Tartine: Techniques & Recipes
Nicolaus Balla and Cortney Burns (Chronicle Books)

Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef
Massimo Bottura (Phaidon Press)

Relæ: A Book of Ideas
Christian F. Puglisi (Ten Speed Press)

A Change of Appetite: Where Healthy Meets Delicious
Diana Henry (Mitchell Beazley)

Cooking Light Mad Delicious: The Science of Making Healthy Food Taste Amazing
Keith Schroeder (Oxmoor House)

Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans
Henry Fong and Michelle Tam (Andrews McMeel Publishing)

The Kitchn Cookbook: Recipes, Kitchens & Tips to Inspire Your Cooking
Faith Durand and Sara Kate Gillingham (Clarkson Potter)

Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home
Marcus Samuelsson (Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Saveur: The New Classics Cookbook
The Editors of Saveur (Weldon Owen)

The Cuban Table: A Celebration of Food, Flavors, and History
Ana Sofía Peláez (St. Martin's Press)

My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories
David Lebovitz (Ten Speed Press)

Yucatán: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition
David Sterling (University of Texas Press)

A New Napa Cuisine
Photographer: Jen Munkvold and Taylor Peden (Ten Speed Press)

In Her Kitchen: Stories and Recipes from Grandmas Around the World
Gabriele Galimberti (Clarkson Potter)

Sherry: A Modern Guide to the Wine World's Best-Kept Secret, with Cocktails and Recipes
Photographer: Ed Anderson (Ten Speed Press)

Reference and Scholarship

Butchering Poultry, Rabbit, Lamb, Goat, and Pork: The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering and Butchering
Adam Danforth (Storey Publishing)

Inventing Baby Food: Taste, Health, and the Industrialization of the American Diet
Amy Bentley (University of California Press)

The Spice & Herb Bible (Third Edition)
Ian and Kate Hemphill (Robert Rose)

Bitter: A Taste of the World's Most Dangerous Flavor, with Recipes
Jennifer McLagan (Ten Speed Press)

Charcutería: The Soul of Spain
Jeffrey Weiss (Agate Surrey)

Egg: A Culinary Exploration of the World's Most Versatile Ingredient
Michael Ruhlman (Little, Brown and Company)

Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian

At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen: Celebrating the Art of Eating Well
Amy Chaplin (Roost Books)

Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London's Ottolenghi
Yotam Ottolenghi (Ten Speed Press)

Vegetarian Dinner Parties: 150 Meatless Meals Good Enough to Serve to Company
Mark Scarbrough and Bruce Weinstein (Rodale Books)

Writing and Literature

The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food
Ted Genoways (HarperCollins Publishers)

The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu
Dan Jurafsky (W. W. Norton & Company)

The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food
Dan Barber (Penguin Press)

2015 James Beard Foundation Broadcast and New Media Awards

For television, webcast, and radio programs aired in 2014. Winners will be announced on April 24, 2015.

Eat This Podcast
Host: Jeremy Cherfas
Producer: Jeremy Cherfas
Airs on: eatthispodcast.com

The Feed Podcast
Hosts: Rick Bayless and Steve Dolinsky
Producers: Matt Cunningham and Steve Dolinsky
Airs on: soundcloud.com/thefeedpodcast

Gravy
Host: Tina Antolini
Producers: Tina Antolini and the Southern Foodways Alliance
Airs on: southernfoodways.org/gravy

Radio Show/Audio Webcast

All Things Considered's "Found Recipes"
Host: Melissa Block, Audie Cornish, and Robert Siegel
Producers: Julia Redpath Buckley, Serri Graslie, and Melissa Gray
Airs on: NPR

Hidden Kitchens World
Hosts: The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva)
Producer: The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva)
Airs on: NPR

Quick Bites
Host: Vivian Goodman
Producer: Vivian Goodman
Airs on: WKSU

A Film About Coffee
Director: Brandon Loper
Producers: Dalia Burde and Brandon Loper
Airs on: vimeo.com/ondemand/ afilmaboutcoffee

Food Chains
Host: Forest Whitaker
Producers: Hamilton Fish, Smriti Keshari, Eva Longoria, Sanjay Rawal, and Eric Schlosser
Airs: iTunes and Netflix

Hey Bartender
Host: Douglas Tirola
Producers: Susan Bedusa and Douglas Tirola
Airs on: Showtime

Television Program, In Studio or Fixed Location

Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction
Host: Bobby Flay
Producers: Bobby Flay and Kim Martin
Airs on: Food Network

Martha Stewart's Cooking School
Host: Martha Stewart
Producers: Greta Anthony, Kimberly Miller Olko, Martha Stewart, Calia Brencsons-Van Dyk, and Lisa Wagner
Airs On: PBS

Sara's Weeknight Meals
Host: Sara Moulton
Producers: Natalie Gustafson, Adrienne Hammel, and Sara Moulton
Airs on: PBS

Television Program, On Location

Bizarre Foods
Host: Andrew Zimmern
Producers: Andrew Zimmern and Tremendous Entertainment
Airs on: Travel Channel

A Chef's Life
Host: Vivian Howard
Producers: Cynthia Hill, Vivian Howard, Ben Knight, Selena Lauterer, Malinda Maynor Lowery, and Rex Miller
Airs on: PBS

The Mind of a Chef
Host: Anthony Bourdain
Producers: ​Jared Andrukanis, Anthony Bourdain, Joe Caterini, Chris Collins, Michael Steed, and Lydia Tenaglia
Airs on: PBS

CBS This Morning's "The Dish"
Host: Anthony Mason and Vinita Nair
Producers: Brian Applegate, Greg Mirman, and Marci Waldman
Airs on: CBS

The Hungry Hound
Host: Steve Dolinsky
Producer: Irit Nayden
Airs on: ABC 7 Chicago

WCCO This Morning's "DeRusha Eats"
Host: Jason DeRusha
Producer: Jason DeRusha
Airs on: WCCO

Video Webcast, Fixed Location and/or Instructional

ChefSteps
Host: Grant Lee Crilly and Chris Young
Producer: Kristina Krug
Airs on: chefsteps.com

Thirsty For.
Producers: Jay Holzer and Eric Slatkin
Airs on: youtube.com/tastemade

You're Eating It Wrong
Hosts: Dan Pashman
Producers: Joe T. Lin, Alex Lisowski, Fritz Manger, Justin Marshall, Max Osswald, Adam Silver, and Michael Singer
Airs on: cookingchanneltv.com/wrong

Video Webcast, On Location

food.curated
Host: Liza de Guia
Producer: Liza de Guia
Airs on: foodcurated.com

Kitchen Vignettes
Host: Aube Giroux
Producers: Aube Giroux
Airs on: pbs.org/food/blogs/kitchen- vignettes

The Perennial Plate: Africa and the Americas
Hosts: Mirra Fine and Daniel Klein
Producers: Mirra Fine and Daniel Klein
Airs on: theperennialplate.com

Visual and Technical Excellence

A Chef's Life
Producers: Cynthia Hill, Vivian Howard, Ben Knight, Selena Lauterer, Malinda Maynor Lowery, and Rex Miller
Airs on: PBS

The Grill Iron
Host: Jackie Tranchida
Producers: Jay Holzer, Gab Taraboulsy, and Clenét Verdi-Rose
Airs on: tastemade.com

Wall of Fire: A ChefSteps Story
Host: Grant Lee Crilly and Chris Young
Producer: Kristina Krug
Airs on: chefsteps.com

Outstanding Personality/Host

Host: Vivian Howard
A Chef's Life
Airs on: PBS

Host: Ina Garten
Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics
Airs on: Food Network

Host: Pete Evans
Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking
Airs on: PBS

2015 James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards

For articles published in English in 2014. Winners will be announced on April 24, 2015.

The winner of the Publication of the Year Award will be announced on April 24, 2015.

"How the Vikings Conquered Dinner"
Brett Martin
GQ

The India Issue
The Editors of Saveur
Saveur

"The Lost Apples of the South"
Rowan Jacobsen and the Southern Living Test Kitchen
Southern Living

"The Toxic, Abusive, Addictive, Supportive, Codependent Relationship Between Chefs and Yelpers"
Rebecca Flint Marx
San Francisco Magazine

"What Happens When All-Star Chefs Get in Bed with Big Food?"
Mike Sula
Chicago Reader

"Against the Grain"
Michael Specter
The New Yorker

"Bred to Perfection"
Ben Paynter
Wired

"The Wild World Within"
Gretel H. Schueller
EatingWell

"David Chang's Kitchen"
David Chang
GQ

"The Food Lab"
J. Kenji López-Alt
Serious Eats

"Unearthed"
Tamar Haspel
The Washington Post

Food Coverage in a General-Interest Publication

GQ
The Editors of GQ

Los Angeles Magazine
Leslie Barger Suter

Roads & Kingdoms
The Editors of Roads & Kingdoms

San Francisco Chronicle
The "Food + Home" Staff

Food Politics, Policy, and the Environment

"California Goes Nuts"
Tom Philpott
Mother Jones

"Hungry for Savings," "Save Money. Live Better," "The Secret Life of a Food Stamp"
Krissy Clark
Slate/Marketplace

"The Quinoa Quarrel: Who Owns the World's Greatest Superfood?"
Lisa M. Hamilton
Harper's

"Cabbage Craft"
Kathy Gunst
EatingWell

"Lunch al Desko"
Julia Kramer
Bon Appétit

"The Truth Behind Cookbook Recipes"
Julia Bainbridge
Yahoo! Food

"Giving & Thanking"
Ben Schott with the Bon Appétit Editors
Bon Appétit

"Goodbye to All That Sugar, Spice, and Fat"
Lisa Hanawalt
Lucky Peach

"Underfinger"
Chris Stang
The Infatuation

Orangette
Molly Wizenberg

Poor Man's Feast
Elissa Altman

Three Little Halves
Aleksandra Mojsilovic

"Deus X-Mas China"
Lucas Peterson
Lucky Peach

"Requiem for a Fish Sandwich"
Rick Bragg
Garden and Gun

"Élite Meat"
Dana Goodyear
The New Yorker

"The Leftovers: Paula Deen and the Martyrdom Industrial Complex"
Taffy Brodesser-Akner
Matter

"Food52's Guide to Thanksgiving"
Ryan Hamilton, Michael Hoffman, Timothy McSweeney, Ryan Merrill, and James Ransom
Food52

"Le Kale Project"
Caitlin Riley
Dark Rye

"Make"
Gillian Duffy
New York

Wine, Spirits, and Other Beverages

"In New Orleans, Terrific Cocktails Never Went out of Fashion"
M. Carrie Allan

"Into the Vines"
Gabrielle Hamilton
AFAR
The Washington Post

"OMFG it's the PSL!"
Allecia Vermillion
Seattle Met

Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award

"Abe Fisher," "Mole Poblano," "Volvér Lays It on Thick"
Craig LaBan
The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Bollywood Theater's Spicy Sequel in Southeast," "Charting the Rise of Portland's Hottest UnRestaurants," "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Måurice"
Karen Brooks
Portland Monthly

MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award

"Fixed Menu"
Kevin Pang
Lucky Peach

"That Fish Cray"
Adam Gollner
Lucky Peach

2015 James Beard Foundation Outstanding Restaurant Design Awards

Winners will be announced on May 4, 2015

For the best restaurant design or renovation in North America since January 1, 2012

Design Firm: Bureau of Architecture and Design
Designers: James Gorski and Tom Nahabedian
Project: Brindille, Chicago

Design Firm: Condor Construction
Designers: Matthew Maddy
Project: Colonia Verde, Brooklyn, NY

Design Firm: Michael R. Davis Architects & Interiors
Designers: Michael R. Davis and Ronald J. Nemec
Project: Fish & Game, Hudson, NY

For the best restaurant design or renovation in North America since January 1, 2012

Design Firm: Parts and Labor Design
Designers: Andrew Cohen and Jeremy Levitt
Project: The Grey, Savannah, GA

Design Firm: Shea, Inc.
Designers: Cori Kuechenmeister and David Shea
Project: Spoon and Stable, Minneapolis

Design Firm: SOMA
Designers: Michel Abboud
Project: Workshop Kitchen + Bar, Palm Springs, CA

2015 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards

Winners will be announced on May 4, 2015

A restaurant opened in 2014 that already displays excellence in food, beverage, and service and is likely to have a significant impact on the industry in years to come.

Central Provisions, Portland, ME

The Progress, San Francisco

Spoon and Stable, Minneapolis

Joanne Chang, Flour Bakery + Cafe, Boston

Mark Furstenberg, Bread Furst, Washington, D.C.

Jim Lahey, Sullivan Street Bakery, NYC

Belinda Leong and Michel Suas, B. Patisserie, San Francisco

William Werner, Craftsman and Wolves, San Francisco

Outstanding Bar Program

An establishment that displays and encourages excellence in cocktail, spirits, and/or beer service.

Arnaud's French 75 Bar, New Orleans

Bar Agricole, San Francisco

Maison Premiere, Brooklyn, NY

A working chef in America whose career has set national industry standards and who has served as an inspiration to other food professionals. Candidates must have been working as chefs for at least the past 5 years.

Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern, NYC

Sean Brock, Husk, Charleston, SC

Suzanne Goin, Lucques, Los Angeles

Donald Link, Herbsaint, New Orleans

Marc Vetri, Vetri, Philadelphia

Outstanding Pastry Chef

A chef or baker who prepares desserts, pastries, or breads and who serves as a standard-bearer for excellence. Candidates must have been pastry chefs or bakers for at least the past 5 years.

Dana Cree, Blackbird, Chicago

Maura Kilpatrick, Oleana, Cambridge, MA

Dahlia Narvaez, Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles

Ghaya Oliveira, Daniel, NYC

Christina Tosi, Momofuku, NYC

Outstanding Restaurant

A restaurant in the United States that serves as a national standard-bearer for consistent quality and excellence in food, atmosphere, and service. Candidates must have been in operation for at least 10 or more consecutive years.

Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, NY

Highlands Bar and Grill, Birmingham, AL

Outstanding Restaurateur

A working restaurateur who sets high national standards in restaurant operations and entrepreneurship. Candidates must have been in the restaurant business for at least 10 years. Candidates must not have been nominated for a James Beard Foundation chef award in the past 10 years.

JoAnn Clevenger, Upperline, New Orleans

Donnie Madia, One Off Hospitality Group, Chicago (Blackbird, Avec, The Publican, and others)

Michael Mina, Mina Group, San Francisco (Michael Mina, RN74, Bourbon Steak, and others)

Cindy Pawlcyn, Napa, CA (Mustards Grill, Cindy's Back Street Kitchen, and Cindy's Waterfront at the Monterey Bay Aquarium)

Stephen Starr, Starr Restaurants, Philadelphia (The Dandelion, Talula's Garden, Serpico, and others)

A restaurant that demonstrates high standards of hospitality and service. Candidates must have been in operation for at least the past 5 years.

The Barn at Blackberry Farm, Walland, TN

Restaurant August, New Orleans

Outstanding Wine Program

A restaurant that displays and encourages excellence in wine service through a well-presented wine list, a knowledgeable staff, and efforts to educate customers about wine. Candidates must have been in operation for at least 5 years.

Bern's Steak House, Tampa, FL

Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional

A winemaker, brewer, or spirits professional who has had a significant impact on the wine, beer and spirits industry nationwide. Candidates must have been in the profession for at least 5 years.

Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, DE

Ron Cooper, Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, Ranchos de Taos, NM

Ted Lemon, Littorai Wines, Sebastopol, CA

Rajat Parr, Mina Group, San Francisco

Harlen Wheatley, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Frankfort, KY

Rising Star Chef of the Year

A chef age 30 or younger who displays an impressive talent and who is likely to have a significant impact on the industry in years to come.

Tanya Baker, Boarding House, Chicago

Alex Bois, High Street on Market, Philadelphia

Erik Bruner-Yang, Toki Underground, Washington, D.C.

Jessica Largey, Manresa, Los Gatos, CA

Cara Stadler, Tao Yuan, Brunswick, ME

Ari Taymor, Alma, Los Angeles

Best Chef: Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH)

Curtis Duffy, Grace, Chicago

Jonathon Sawyer, Greenhouse Tavern, Cleveland

Paul Virant, Vie, Western Springs, IL

Erling Wu-Bower, Nico Osteria, Chicago

Andrew Zimmerman, Sepia, Chicago

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic (D.C., DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA)

Joe Cicala, Le Virtù, Philadelphia

Spike Gjerde, Woodberry Kitchen, Baltimore

Rich Landau, Vedge, Philadelphia

Greg Vernick, Vernick Food & Drink, Philadelphia

Cindy Wolf, Charleston, Baltimore

Best Chef: Midwest (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI)

Paul Berglund, The Bachelor Farmer, Minneapolis

Justin Carlisle, Ardent, Milwaukee

Gerard Craft, Niche, Clayton, MO

Michelle Gayer, Salty Tart, Minneapolis

Lenny Russo, Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market, St. Paul, MN

Best Chef: Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY STATE, RI, VT)

Karen Akunowicz, Myers + Chang, Boston

Barry Maiden, Hungry Mother, Cambridge, MA

Masa Miyake, Miyake, Portland, ME

Cassie Piuma, Sarma, Somerville, MA

Andrew Taylor and Mike Wiley, Eventide Oyster Co., Portland, ME

Best Chef: Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY)

Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton, Ox, Portland, OR

Renee Erickson, The Whale Wins, Seattle

Blaine Wetzel, The Willows Inn on Lummi Island, Lummi Island, WA

Justin Woodward, Castagna, Portland, OR

Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi, Joule, Seattle

Best Chef: New York City (Five Boroughs)

Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi, Carbone

Best Chef: South (AL, AR, FL, LA, MS, PR)

Vishwesh Bhatt, Snackbar, Oxford, MS

Justin Devillier, La Petite Grocery, New Orleans

Jose Enrique, Jose Enrique, San Juan, PR

Slade Rushing, Brennan's, New Orleans

Alon Shaya, Domenica, New Orleans

Best Chef: Southeast (GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, WV)

John Fleer, Rhubarb, Asheville, NC

Edward Lee, 610 Magnolia, Louisville, KY

Steven Satterfield, Miller Union, Atlanta

Jason Stanhope, FIG, Charleston, SC

Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman, Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, Memphis

Tandy Wilson, City House, Nashville

Best Chef: Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX, UT)

Kevin Binkley, Binkley's, Cave Creek, AZ

Aaron Franklin, Franklin Barbecue, Austin

Bryce Gilmore, Barley Swine, Austin

Hugo Ortega, Hugo's, Houston

Martín Rios, Restaurant Martín, Santa Fe, NM

Justin Yu, Oxheart, Houston

Best Chef: West (CA, HI, NV)

Matthew Accarrino, SPQR, San Francisco

Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, State Bird Provisions, San Francisco

Michael Cimarusti, Providence, Los Angeles

Corey Lee, Benu, San Francisco

Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, Animal, Los Angeles

Archie's Waeside, Le Mars, IA
Owner: Robert Rand

Beaumont Inn, Harrodsburg, KY
Owners: Elizabeth and Dixon Dedman, Helen and Chuck Dedman

Guelaguetza, Los Angeles
Owners: The Lopez Family

Sally Bell's Kitchen, Richmond, VA
Owners: Martha Crowe Jones and Scott Jones

Sevilla Restaurant, NYC
Owners: Jose Lloves and Bienvenido Alvarez

2015 James Beard Foundation Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America Inductees

Allan Benton
Pork Producer and Purveyor
Madisonville, TN

Dale DeGroff
Mixologist
NYC

Wylie Dufresne
Chef and Restaurateur
NYC

Nathalie Dupree
Cookbook Author and Television Personality
Charleston

Maricel Presilla
Chef, Restaurateur, and Cookbook Author
Hoboken, NJ

2015 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year

Michael Nischan
CEO, President and Co-Founder of Wholesome Wave
Westport, CT

2015 James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award

Richard Melman
Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises
Chicago


James Beard Awards 2015: The Eater Liveblog

Eater's continuous James Beard Award coverage from the Lyric Opera of Chicago starts now! The Beard Awards are the highest honor for food and beverage professionals working in North America and this is the first time it has been held in the Windy City. It's landmark anniversary for the James Beard Awards, which have officially been around for 25 years (longer than most restaurants), even though the actual ceremony has only been held for 24 of those years. Here's the list of this year's nominees, Eater's predictions of the winners, and for the data-inclined, here are the awards explained in charts! Check the livestream of the awards here.

UPDATE: The liveblog is now over. The full list of winners can be found here.


6:44 While we wait for the show to get started, here's a primer on how the James Beard Awards began. Fun fact: World saving chef Jamie Oliver was too cool to rehearse for the ceremony in 2002.

6:55 Chef Nancy Silverton could also be going to the Met Ball in this dress. (For some realtime Met Ball coverage, head over to our friends at Racked)

Nancy Silverton and Dahlia Narvaez of Osteria Mozza arriving at #jbfa pic.twitter.com/iBvdn8Y2jZ

— S. Irene Virbila (@sirenevirbila) May 4, 2015

7:01 Chef Ari Taymor is rockin' some Chuck Taylors at food prom. The sockless look is bold. Also A+ beard. That brings the Beard at the Beards count to ONE.

7:06 It looks really claustrophobic in this aquarium.

7:06 The awards ceremony is literally getting started with Black Eyed Peas' hit "Let's Get it Started," and a photo montage!

7:11 "Cause i'm a hungry woman, feed me like I wanna be fed." Our new life theme song by Shemekia Copeland.

7:14 JBF President Susan Ungaro talks about the first JBFAs held in 1991. Wolfgang Puck won Outstanding Chef and yoga-loving superstar Rick Bayless won Best Chef Midwest.

7:15 An observation from Susan Ungaro:

7:18 Some corporate sponsors: Bacardi Grand Reserva, Aqua Panna, Breville, American Airlines, and Wisconsin Cheese. The gift bags must be great this year. Someone send us a blender and some booze. Cheese, too please.

7:20 Just a good selfie from chef Andrew Zimmern:

The Mayor #jbfawards

A photo posted by Andrew Zimmern (@chefaz) on May 4, 2015 at 4:18pm PDT

7:21 Did Susan Ungaro just compare host Alton Brown to Billy Crystal.

7:21 Alton takes an Ellen-style selfie!

7:23 Alton drops some serious numbers. Over the past 25 years, 52,000 people have qualified for awards. There has also been nearly 6,000 minutes of speeches since the James Beard Awards started.

7:24 Alton Brown owns a taser. We repeat. Alton Brown owns a taser.

7:25 Alton Brown admits that Frontera Grill changed his life. Ricky Bayless has changed our lives too.

7:28 Second musical performance of the night, and we're just 20 minutes in. Alton Brown performs a meatified version of Sonny and Cher's "The Beat Goes On." There's a serious number of finger snaps involved:

"The meat goes on. Vegetarians try to tempt me w kale pie." #jbfa

— Julie Smolyansky (@JulieSmolyansky) May 4, 2015

I love Alton, but that song was painful. #jbfa

— Jennifer Lee Kirk (@The_Jenius) May 4, 2015

7:35 Rick Bayless is bae.

7:36 Eater Reports Editor has her priorities straight.

I've been at the #jbfa for exactly 30 mins and have already eaten all the cheese.

— erin deJesus (@asteriskerin) May 4, 2015

7:39 Great montage of moments from the awards over the years set to "Eye of the Tiger" and "Ice Ice Baby."

7:40 Lessons learned from this montage: A lot of chefs sleep with their Beard Awards. April Bloomfield cleans hers with olive oil, lemon, and salt.

7:41 Alton uses his medals at the spa. Cucumbers are for plebes.

7:42 WINNER: RISING STAR CHEF — Jessica Largey, Manresa, Los Gatos, CA

7:46 WINNER: OUTSTANDING BAKER — Jim Lahey, Sullivan Street Bakery, NYC (He should have won for that bow tie alone)

No knead to be humble, Jim Lahey, you just won a #jbfa for Best Baker!

— Kat Kinsman (@kittenwithawhip) May 4, 2015

7:50 The first America's Classics winner is announced. It is Sally Bell's Kitchen in Richmond, Virginia where everyone loves the cupcakes.

7:53 Carla Hall is recapping the JBF Journalism Awards that took place last week.

7:55 The James Beard Awards is better at brand placement than a Lady Gaga music video.

7:56 Chef Daniel Boulud joins Carla Hall on stage. This height difference is very real.

8:00 WINNER: BEST CHEF MIDWEST — Gerard Craft, Niche, Clayton, MO (Aww, he thanked his wife!)

8:02 Somebody Ming Tsai a Lexus!

8:03 WINNER: BEST CHEF NORTHEAST — Barry Maiden, Hungry Mother, Cambridge, MA

8:04 Sweet speech, sweet beard Barry Maiden. Beard at the Beard's Count is now at TWO.

8:06 WHO IS THE CHEF WHISPERER?

8:07 Rick Bayless is making jokes about his airport restaurant, but it's low key the best thing in the world.

8:09 Maybe the James Beard Awards should leave strange parody shorts to the professionals. But this Rahm Emanuel cameo is pretty good.

8:09: A VERY BRONZE RAHM EMANUEL IRL

Emanuel offered a sweet thank you to revolutionary to chef to the recently deceased Chicago-chef Charlie Trotter for helping to put the city on the map.

8:11 "I'll see you one mayor and raise you a governor." — Alton Brown getting feisty as he introduces Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner.

8:14 An educational tribute to this year's Lifetime Achievement Winner, Chicago restaurateur Richard Melman. It involves some seriously great disco music and this stellar throwback photo:

8:21 Richard Melman plans to get drunk tonight and wake up at 6 a.m. tomorrow. Impressive!

8:23 Some great life advice from Melman: "Don't waste the energy to cover up your failures, just learn from them and move on."

Rich Melman "You can't make a bad deal with a good person and you can't make a good deal with a bad person." #Knowledge #JBFA

— David Nayfeld (@DavidNayfeld) May 5, 2015

Someone give this man a self help book deal!

8:25 Two thumbs up for the James Beard Awards

8:26 Richard Melman is still talking, but it's to thank his wife and team. #relationshipgoals

8:31 WINNER: OUTSTANDING BAR PROGRAM — The Violet Hour, Chicago

RYAN SUTTON on The Violet Hour:

8:34 Updates from the Eater crew at the JBFA's: The theater is cold, the press room is hot, and people just went crazy for the first Chicago winner.

8:35 WINNER: OUTSTANDING WINE PROGRAM — A16, San Francisco

8:36: Oh, he's Steve the bartender on "Sex and the City"

8:39: WINNER: OUTSTANDING WINE, BEER, OR SPIRITS PROFESSIONAL — Rajat Parr, Mina Group, San Francisco

8:42 Announcing the Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America. First up, bacon-master Allan Benton.

8:43: Next up, the "King of Cocktails" Dale DeGroff.

8:45 RICKY BAE returns to the stage!

8:46 WINNER: BEST CHEF SOUTHWEST — Aaron Franklin, Franklin Barbecue, Austin

8:48 WINNER: BEST CHEF WEST — Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, State Bird Provisions, San Francisco

Fun fact: Krasinski was a vegetarian when she first met Brioza.

8:51 UPDATE: Here's how Richard Melman plans to get drunk. "We're having ramen and a cold beer [ideally Asahi]. And a champagne chaser, [and] sake bombs."

8:52 Next America's Classic winner: The Lopez Family's Guelaguetza in Los Angeles, Calif. It has Rick Bayless' mouth watering.

8:55 Grant Achatz returns to the stage with tousled hair . No bowtie for him.

8:57 WINNER: BEST CHEF GREAT LAKES — Jonathon Sawyer, Greenhouse Tavern, Cleveland "Thank you for not booing me." (There were boos in the press room.)

Sawyer is rocking another great beard. That brings the Beard at the Beards count to THREE.

9:01 WINNER: BEST CHEF NORTHWEST — Blaine Wetzel, The Willows Inn on Lummi Island, Lummi Island, WA

9:03 "It's the Faviken of America." — Eater LA Editor Matthew Kang on The Willows Inn on Lummi Island.

9:05 A moment of silence for chef Homaro Cantu, who recently committed suicide.

9:07 UPDATE from the press room: Ming Tsai is pounding drinks.

9:09 Sam Kass dropping some knowledge about the James Beard Foundation's programs.

9:11 Shemekia Copeland is back! This time she's singing a soulful rendition of the Blues Brothers "Sweet Home Chicago."

9:14 WINNER: BEST CHEF SOUTH — Alon Shaya, Domenica, New Orleans. Fun fact: The man loves olive oil. He also has a decent beard. Beards at the Beards Count is up to FIVE.

9:17 UPDATES from the press room: People are getting bored of the show and filing out into the lobby (That's where the booze is).

9:19 WINNER: BEST CHEF SOUTHEAST — Jason Stanhope, FIG, Charleston, SC

9:20 UPDATE from the press room: Chef Jonathan Sawyer tried to call his restaurant and was put on hold. Doesn't the James Beard award get him some special treatment?

9:22 More Who's Who in Food and Beverage in America: This time chef Wylie Dufresne, and cookbook author Marciel E. Presilla, and Nathalie Dupree.

9:23 Alton is jealous.

"This year’s Who’s Who in food: a list that doesn’t have me on it, but that’s okay." [email protected] #jbfa @beardfoundation

— Anya Hoffman (@anya_hoffman) May 5, 2015

9:29 Another America's Classics winner: Archie's Waeside in Le Mars, Iowa where people go to eat a ton of meat.

9:30 Hi Curtis Stone. A+ pocket square.

9:33 WINNER: BEST CHEF MID-ATLANTIC — Spike Gjerde, Woodberry Kitchen, Baltimore (He also may have the best bowtie of the night.)

9:36 WINNER: BEST CHEF New York City — Mark Ladner, Del Posto (He makes this insane 100 layer lasagna.)

A+ shoutout to his mom for introducing him to canned chickpeas, his first "love in life."

9:39 Another America's Classics winner: Sevilla in NYC where they make so much paella.

9:41 UPDATE from the press room: Curtis Stone spilled a drink all over his dapper suit. =(

9:46 WINNER: OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT DESIGN 75 Seats and Under — Bureau of Architecture and Design, James Gorski and Tom Nahabedian, Brindille, Chicago

9:49 WINNER: OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT DESIGN 75 Seats and Over — SOMA, Michel Abboud, Workshop Kitchen + Bar, Palm Springs, CA

9:52 Alton Brown admits that he never planned to host the James Beard Awards again because of chef José Andrés.

9:54 Andrés is in the house talking about Humanitarian of the Year Michel Nischan.

The 2015 Humanitarian of the Year is @michelnischan, CEO, president, and co-founder of @wholesomewave #jbfa

— Beard Foundation (@beardfoundation) May 5, 2015

10:03 Michel Nischan's pink and gray lapel is on point. So is his beard! Beards at the Beards count is now at SIX.

10:08 John T. Edge is layin' down the LAW and you best listen up. Why do people have to be so #rude?

Hey VIPs in the balcony act right and listen up.

— John T Edge (@johntedge) May 5, 2015

10:09 FEWER BRANDS. MORE AWARDS.

10:10 WINNER: BEST NEW RESTAURANT — Bâtard, NYC

10:13 Another America's Classics winner: Beaumont Inn in Harrodsburg, Kentucky where they drink a lot of bourbon.

10:16 Yes, the awards are still going.

10:17 American Airlines has been mentioned four times. #brands #sponsors #makethatmoney

10:18 WINNER: OUTSTANDING PASTRY CHEF — Christina Tosi, Momofuku Milkbar, NYC

"Dave Chang, thank you forever."

10:20 Aww chef bros Thomas Keller and Daniel Boulud just bro-ing out on stage together.

10:22 Daniel Boulud gave a huge shoutout to his protégé Gavin Kaysen and no one else. Awkward.

10:25 WINNER: OUTSTANDING SERVICE —The Barn at Blackberry Farm, Walland, TN

10:27 THAT WOULD BE US.

That one person on your TL talking about #JBFA and not Met Gala.

— Van V (@yourbffness) May 5, 2015

10:30 Lidia Bastianich for president!

10:31 WINNER: OUTSTANDING RESTAURATEUR — Donnie Madia, One Off Hospitality Group, Chicago

He says he loves bowties but isn't wearing one.

10:37 WINNER: OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT — Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, NY

Chef Dan Barber flew his whole staff out! Adorable.

RYAN SUTTON on Stone Barns:

10:38 Chicago cleaned up this year.

Chicago chefs/restaurants end the night with 4 medals at the James Beard Award. (The city isn't nominated in the final two categories)

— Kevin Pang (@pang) May 5, 2015

10:43 LAST AWARD OF THE NIGHT. YOU DID IT. GO YOU.

10:43 WINNER: OUTSTANDING CHEF — Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern, NYC

10:48 That's a wrap folks. Alton is hitting the buffet.

10:49 So is everyone else.

10:50 We have some unfortunate news: Esteemed food writer Josh Ozersky has passed away. Our hearts go out to his family. Read his obituary here.


About

Eventide marks the transition between day and night, a time that calls for refreshment and rejuvenation. Eventide Oyster Co. offers a variety of restoratives—we welcome you to join us at any time of day for satisfying food, spirits and good cheer.

A revival of the great American oyster bar, Eventide Oyster Co. offers pristine shellfish and a fresh take on classic New England fare—such proximity to the Gulf of Maine provides the sharpest seafood money can buy. A wine list chosen to complement shellfish, craft cocktails, and a warm sense of hospitality bring laid-back extravagance to Portland’s Old Port.

Sunken into the concrete bar sits an enormous block of Maine granite that serves as the shellfish display, home to an ever-changing array of oysters and shellfish. The restaurant’s bright colors, picnic table seating and reclaimed nautical lighting encourage a playful experience.


Watch the video: 2017 James Beard Awards (July 2022).


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