Posts Tagged ‘James Beard Awards’

D.C. Robbed at the James Beard Awards

Not a single D.C. restaurant or chef won a James Beard award during last night's ceremony in Chicago.

Chefs Mark Furstenberg and Erik Bruner-Yang Named James Beard Award Finalists

D.C. doesn't get a lot of recognition—again.

Barmini, Komi, and Others Are Semifinalists For the James Beard Awards

Finalists will be announced March 24, and the winners will be named at an awards ceremony in New York on April 24.

Poor D.C. Showing Among James Beard Award Finalists

The finalists for the James Beard awards are in, and it's not D.C.'s strongest year. Out of the 18 D.C.-area chefs and restaurants in nine categories that made the long list in February, only two were named as finalists. Rasika's Vikram Sunderam and Restaurant Eve's Cathal Armstrong are both in the running for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic. Also somewhat […]

Last Week’s Leftovers: Try the Duck Reuben, Not the Corona-Dipped Fish

Dishes We Dug:  Waffle burger (pictured) at Locolat; cheese steak tartare at  Bourbon Steak; smoked duck reuben, ramp dough balls, armangnac-date pudding with Guinness toffee sauce at Poste; royal po'boy with barbecue shrimp and collard greens at Bayou; New Haven pie (white clams, garlic, olive oil, pecorino romano, oregano) at Pete's Apizza. Dishes We Didn't: […]

Cashion’s Eat Place Closed for Renovations Until Aug. 31

As I was walking back to the office after my first Red Hook Lobster Pound truck experience in Adams Morgan — more on that later — I noticed that Cashion's Eat Place was closed for the evening. More than closed, in fact. Chairs were upturned and resting on tables, while workers were doing something inside. […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Rasika

Would somebody please give Vikram Sunderam a James Beard Award already? The Rasika chef has figured out a way to weave street food into an upscale Indian menu, introduced Subcontinental tasting menus with wine pairings, and generally created a whole culture around the once humble home cooking of India. How much more does the guy […]

Chef R.J. Cooper Leaves Vidalia

UPDATED: 5:13 p.m. 8/9/2010 R.J. Cooper, the chef who won a James Beard award in 2007 while helming the Vidalia kitchen, has abruptly left the downtown restaurant. Cooper confirmed his departure this afternoon but declined to provide further details. Cooper did say that he would try to resurrect his celebrated "24" tasting menu elsewhere while […]

D.C. Brings Home the Hardware from Beard Awards

Last night, I was sitting at a large circular table at Espace in New York City with some rather distinguished company: Robb Walsh, formerly of the Houston Press; Ed Levine, the founder of Serious Eats;  Ryan D'Agostino, the articles editor for Esquire; and a trio of writers/editors with our sister paper, the Chicago Reader: Alison […]

Carol Blymire to Live Blog the Beard Awards

Blymire representin' with the Wienermobile Y&H has made no secret of his affection for Carol Blymire's Alinea at Home blog, in which the self-described "single chick in a broke-ass kitchen with no culinary training" cooks her way through one of the most complicated cookbooks on earth. For fun, no less. I'm not the only one […]