Posts Tagged ‘Beard Awards’

Y&H Is Leaving the Building

You may have heard the news already, but now that the daily has finished pawing through my past, I can finally confirm it: I'm leaving the Washington City Paper to join the Food staff at the Washington Post. I will be joining the Post on Monday, Dec. 6. What will this mean for me and […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

The news that New Belgium bottles were re-appearing in D.C. was enough to cause a work stoppage among hop heads, who immediately checked out the Lagerheads' report about Black Squirrel making a beer run to North Carolina. Their report was our No. 1 item last week. Take a look at how the rest of the […]

What Restaurant Trends Do Chefs Foresee for 2010?

Yesterday, Y&H shared a small, informal survey about what food will be the next "pork belly." Today, we have a larger, slightly more scientific survey from the National Restaurant Association, which polled more than 1,800 chefs for their thoughts on future restaurant trends. While there are few surprises, I find it interesting that the chefs […]

Are Vegetables the New Pork Belly?

Vegetarians rejoice. A quick video survey of taste-makers at the Beard Awards seems to indicate that vegetarian food will be the next big trend in the culinary world. Well, that or bone charcoal.

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 […]

D.C. Chefs and Restaurants Come Home Empty-Handed at the Beard Awards

After watching one D.C. nominee after another strike out last night at the James Beard Foundation Awards — from Komi's Johnny Monis in the Rising Star Chef category to CityZen's Amanda Cook in the Outstanding Pastry Chef category — I thought for sure José Andrés would win the Outstanding Chef medal. I mean, Andrés had all […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

It's a short leap from corned beef and cabbage to the corned beef and sauerkraut found on a Reuben. At least that's the message I get from the Atlas District's latest eatery, Star and Shamrock Tavern and Deli, which drew the kind of attention you'd expect from a place that marries an Irish pub with […]

Vidalia’s ’24’ Gives New Order to the Multi-Course Tasting Menu

R.J. Cooper's foie gras parfait, part of his "24" menu at Vidalia Twice R.J. Cooper found himself at Bryan Voltaggio's Table 21 at Volt, and twice the Vidalia chef found himself impressed. "Bryan crushed me a couple of times," says Cooper, his choice of words providing a brief glimpse into his old college jock persona. […]

Is Pastry Chef Amanda Cook Leaving CityZen?

Y&H typically doesn't engage in speculation when it comes to matters of kitchen personnel, but I had to find out if the Beard-nominated pastry chef, Amanda Cook, was leaving CityZen after a source forwarded this job listing from Craigslist. The open position? "Pastry Chef — CityZen." I caught CityZen chef Eric Ziebold just as he was […]