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News Mon Mar 19 2007

James Beard Nominees Announced

The 2007 James Beard Foundation Award nominations were announced today in New York City. Hungry Magazine has a list of all the Chicago nominees, including Rich Melman of Lettuce Entertain You for Outstanding Restaurateur and Mindy Segal of Hot Chocolate for Pastry Chef honors. The awards ceremony will be held on May 7 at Lincoln Center in New York. The James Beard Foundation, which seeks to promote American culinary achievement, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year.

 
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anon / March 20, 2007 12:50 PM

That's an impressive list of nominees, but I don't think they'll represent Chicago as well as Justin Kaufmann and Steve Dolinsky did- see for yourself:
http://starchefs.com/future/JamesBeard/BroadcastMedia/radiolongform.htm

Andrea Herrera / March 20, 2007 7:51 PM

Frontera Grill was also nominated- My favorite restaurant in town, as well as Spiaggia.

CATEGORY: OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT AWARD PRESENTED BY S.PELLEGRINO

THE RESTAURANT IN THE U.S. THAT SERVES AS A NATIONAL STANDARD BEARER OF CONSISTENCY OF QUALITY AND EXCELLENCE IN FOOD, ATMOSPHERE

AND SERVICE. RESTAURANT MUST HAVE BEEN IN OPERATION FOR AT LEAST TEN YEARS.

Boulevard

Chef/Owners:

Nancy Oakes, Pat Kuleto

1 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94105

415-543-6084

Frontera Grill

Chef/Owners: Rick and

Deann Bayless

449 N Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60610

312- 661-0381

Magnolia Grill

Chef/Owners:

Ben and Karen Barker

1002 Ninth Street

Durham, NC 27705

919-286-3609

Picholine

Chef/Owner:

Terrance Brennan

35 West 64th Street

New York, NY 60610

212-724-8585

Spiaggia

Chef: Tony Mantuano

Owner: Compass Group

980 N. Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60611

312-280-2750

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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