Posts Tagged ‘James Beard Awards’

Area Chefs and Restaurateurs Claim 18 Noms on the Beard Semi-finalists’ List for 2010

Just call Derek Brown, left, Mr. Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional Y&H is a behind on this (hey, if you want excuses, I got a million of 'em!), but I wanted to offer my congratulations to the local semi-finalists for this year's James Beard Awards. It's an impressive list, one filled with many of Y&H's […]

RAMMY Awards Announce New Format for This Year’s Ceremonies

RAMMY organizers heard the public outcry and have responded in kind. This year's ceremonies will be completely revamped when the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington hands out its industry awards on June 6 at the Marriott Wardman Park. Gone is the multi-course, sit-down dinner in which the wait staff and clattering plates competed with the award […]

More Good News for Bajaj: He’s One of D.C.’s Most Powerful People

So says GQ magazine, which runs down the list of D.C. heavyweights in its November issue. Most of the folks on the list are pols or the power behind pols or the eyes watching pols. Ashok Bajaj makes the cut, apparently, because he feeds the pols and treats them all with respect. Bajaj tells GQ […]

Local Food Scribes Fare Well at 2009 AFJ Awards Contest

The Washington Post placed in four separate categories in the Association of Food Journalists 2009 awards contest in New Orleans last week, including nods for Tom Sietsema, Jane Black, and the Food Section as a whole. Black won or shared two awards. She earned a second-place finish for Best Newspaper Food Feature, circulation 250,001 and […]

WaPo’s Klein Calls Johnny Monis “America’s Greatest Genius.” Can a Vegetarian Make Such a Claim?

Watch CBS Videos Online As part of CBS' Washington Unplugged, Under 40, segment, Kaylee Hartung asked WaPo's Ezra Klein, the paper's blogger on economic and domestic policy and part-time food writer, five rapid-fire questions. Among them: What's his favorite restaurant? His favorite place for happy hour? And his "favorite person to watch under 40 in […]

More Background on James Beard Award Judges

At the beginning of the week, Y&H idly wondered if the very composition of the 400 James Beard Award judges would help explain the appearance of a Big Apple bias in this year's winners. After all, of the nine national categories in which nominees can come from across the country, New York chefs and restaurants […]

D.C. Chefs/Restaurants Shut Out in 2009 Beard Awards

Did you hear that? Utter radio silence. Y&H expected a cacophony of food blog and board commentary today following the announcement of the 2009 James Beard Awards for restaurants and chefs.  But after the D.C. area got the cold shoulder last night at the Beard ceremony in the Big Apple, there has been little hand-wringing […]

If You Can’t Be in New York for Tonight’s James Beard Awards…

Then follow along with the play by play over at Delights & Prejudices, the official blog of the James Beard Foundation. They'll be announcing the winners in the various restaurant/chef categories, which include a good number of District-area nominees. You can also follow along via the Beard Foundation's Twitter feed. It looks like the main […]

D.C. Rakes in the Noms for 2009 James Beard Awards

The nominees for the 2009 James Beard Foundation Awards were announced this morning, and the big local winners were the Washington Post and José Andrés with three noms each. Technically, I guess you could say that Andrés, aside from nods for best new restaurant, outstanding chef, and web/radio, shared a fourth nomination, too. His boffo […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits from the Young & Hungry Blog

Thanks to the power of the internets, the first two spots on this week's list belong to posts from last week: one on the departure of Bill Catron from Brasserie Beck and the other on the Cameron Perks tragedy. After that, the Top 5 looks like this: The Sounds of Slurping: Get Ready for D.C. […]