Posts Tagged ‘awards’

Beard Awards Roundup: NYC As the New Hollywood

It's pretty clear the James Beard Foundation would like its annual awards gala to be considered on par with  the Oscars, the Emmys, and the Grammys, and much of the media world reported on the Beard ceremonies as such. Take a look for yourself: Daily Blender has red carpet photos. How many of these faces […]

Dam Good and Sweet: National Honors for Engert, Wabeck, and Guas

Three local food and drink experts earned national recognition this month. In its latest issue, Food & Wine magazine named its sommeliers of the year, a select group of seven taste-makers that includes two from the D.C. area. John Wabeck from Inox was honored for his "incredibly thoughtful, food-friendly list that's heavy on Burgundy." But […]

Barton Seaver to Be Named Esquire’s Chef of the Year, Controversy Ensues

Jane Black over at WaPo posted a dandy item today about Esquire critic John Mariani naming Barton Seaver "chef of the year" in the upcoming November issue. As Black chronicles, the New York magazine's decision flies in the face of local D.C. opinion on Seaver's latest venture, Blue Ridge, in Glover Park. Whether a good […]

RAMMY Finalists Announced, Including Best Manager and Associate Member!

Hong Kong Palace will never win a RAMMY. I don't mean to mock the dining awards passed out each year by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington. Well, maybe I do, but not to the degree they might think. I do think it's important to acknowledge and reward quality, so that it may continue for years […]