March 22, 2010

James Beard 2010 Nominees

Seeing as how there is a third part to this blog, I figure that it would be beneficial, and less misleading if there was a post about food somewhere. So with that in mind, I thought it might be relevant for those in Chicago to know that a number of people in the local restaurant industry have been nominated for James Beard awards. Follow the link to the full list of nominations, but here is the local nitty gritty:

Multimedia Feature Writing: Kevin Pang from
Newspaper Feature Writing About Restaurants or Chefs: Kevin Pang from the Chicago Tribune
Newspaper Feature Writing: Mike Sula and Cliff Doerksen of the Chicago Reader
Reporting on Health, Environment, or Nutrition: Monica Eng from the Chicago Tribune
Multimedia Food Feature:
Television Segment: Steve Dolinsky "The Hungry Hound" on ABC 7
Best Television Food Personality: Rick Bayless - Mexico: One Plate at a Time
Audio Webcast or Radio Show: "Eight Forty-Eight" on Chicago Public Radio
Outstanding Restaurant Graphics: Korn Design for Mercat a la Planxa
Best Chef - Great Lakes: Michael Carlson of Schwa

                                          Koren Grieveson of Avec
                                          Arun Sampanthavivat of Arun's
                                          Bruce Sherman of North Pond
Outstanding Pastry Chef: Mindy Segal of Mindy's HotChocolate
Outstanding Service Award: Alinea

Outstanding Restaurateur: Rich Melman from Lettuce Entertain You
Best Restaurant: Spiaggia

The winners will be announced May 2nd and 3rd in NYC.

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