Monday, June 9, 2008

Other People's Breaking News: Beard Award Winners

As reported on Metrocurean, the James Beard Awards - which are kind of like the Academy Awards for people who cook for a living, happened last night, and as usual, DC had a strong showing.

CityZen chef Eric Ziebold came away with the award for Best Chef in the Mid-Atlantic region, and Michel Richard's Central was named best new restaurant nationwide.

Terry Theise of Terry Theise Estate Selections in Silver Spring, Maryland came home with the Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional award.

The big winners of the night were Joe Bastianich and Mario Batali, who won Outstanding Restauranteur for Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca in New York City, Gramercy Tavern in New York City who won Outstanding Restaurant nationwide, and Alinea's (you'll recognize the name from a recent post) Grant Achatz who won Outstanding Chef nationwide.

Congrats to all of the winners!

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