Is it a little weird to be eating in what used to be someone’s bedroom? Not unless you’re seated under the mirrored ceiling. That used be over his bed. The Beard House is full of lore, to say the least. After the jump, you’ll find a slideshow of all the photos from this year’s “The Best of DC” dinner that took place this past Monday evening, along with a little history lesson on the man behind the foundation.
Kudos to this year’s lineup at the “Best of DC” dinner, featuring Justin Bittner of Bar Pilar, Logan Cox and pastry chef Alison Reed of Ripple, Claudio Pirollo of Et Voila and Vikram Sunderam of Rasika. Also on hand were Todd Thrasher of Virtue Feed & Grain and Dan Searing from Room 11 for cocktails, along with Greg Engert, the beer connoisseur of Neighborhood Restaurant Group. Continue reading →
Well, look at you, DC. Getting nominated for a bunch of James Beard Foundation awards. Now I know we’re not in the home stretch yet, but a fantastic line up of chefs and restaurants from the DC area have made it to the JBF semi-finals. Click through for the full list. Continue reading →
Chef José Andrés won for Outstanding Chef and Tim Carman of The Washington Post (and previously at the City Paper) won for Food-Related Columns and Commentary.
Some of you might have seen the tweets about it, but I’ve included a couple particular charming ones from the two winners after the break. You can find the full list of winners here. Congratulations to José and Tim!
By now, you’re all abuzz about the James Beard Foundation’s 2011 Restaurants and Chefs Awards Semifinalists list. The final list of nominees will be announced on March 21, 2011 and the winners will be selected in May. Read on for the breakdown of which DC restaurants and chefs made the cut. Continue reading →