DC Shafted at Beard Foundation

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Oh, Beard Foundation, we had such high hopes for you last night. So much of DC’s much-vaunted restaurant scene was up for your prestigious awards, and you chose to honor…none of them. Yep, you read that right. The Mid-Atlantic region Best Chef went to Philly (sorry Cathal, Brian and Peter). Outstanding Pastry Chef went to Napa Valley’s Nicole Plue (sorry Amanda), and Outstanding Chef went to Tom Colicchio from Top Chef (So very sorry, José). Rising Star was a spot of particular hope for the DC Foodie crowd, with Johnny Monis from Komi competing, but sadly that too went awry.

It may feel like a bit of sour grapes, but I do believe that DC got the shaft today, while Philly, NYC and Napa got the elevator. What say you? Was DC’s snub deserved?

I live and work in the District of Columbia. I write at We Love DC, a blog I helped start, I work at Technolutionary, a company I helped start, and I’m happy doing both. I enjoy watching baseball, cooking, and gardening. I grow a mean pepper, keep a clean scorebook, and wash the dishes when I’m done. Read Why I Love DC.

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2 thoughts on “DC Shafted at Beard Foundation

  1. I wouldn’t worry about it too much. We’re still relatively new as a major food city. Heck, it took Colicchio SEVEN nominations to win!

    The real question is, what wine do you pair with sour grapes? :)