Posts Tagged ‘James Beard Foundation’

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 […]

Beard Semi-Finalists Just Announced: D.C. Is Well Represented

The James Beard Foundation has released its massive list of semi-finalists [PDF] in the restaurant and chef categories, and the D.C. area has plenty of contenders. So far, at least. It's a bit early to get too pump over this list, which was whittled down from more than 15,000 entries. At present, many of the […]

False Alarm: No Fire at Mandarin Oriental Hotel

This is sort of like reporting that, new flash, no one was killed today in Congress, but I figured my wife, Carrie, can't be the only person who heard this item on WAMU this morning. She called to tell me there was a fire at the Mandarin Oriental, which houses one of the city's finest […]