NEWS | BREAKING: James Beard Award nominees for 2019 named

Congratulations to all the nominees for the prestigious 2019 James Beard Foundation [LINK] Awards, announced today [March 27].

Here are the Virginia/DC contenders:


2019 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION BOOK AWARDS

Baking and Desserts

Pie Squared: Irresistibly Easy Sweet & Savory Slab Pies | Cathy Barrow [LINK]


2019 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION BROADCAST MEDIA AWARDS

Television Program, in Studio or Fixed Location

Pati’s Mexican Table – Tijuana: Stories from the Border | Airs on WETA [LINK] Washington; Distributed Nationally by American Public Television


2019 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION JOURNALISM AWARDS

Innovative Storytelling

“What’s in a Food Truck?” | Bonnie Berkowitz, Seth Blanchard, Aaron Steckelberg, and Monica Ulmanu, The Washington Post [LINK]

Personal Essay, Short Form

“Doritos is Developing Lady-Friendly Chips Because You Should Never Hear a Woman Crunch” | Maura Judkis, The Washington Post


2019 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION RESTAURANT AND CHEF AWARDS

Outstanding Pastry Chef

Pichet Ong | Brothers and Sisters, Washington, D.C. [LINK]

Outstanding Restaurant

Jaleo, Washington, D.C. [LINK]

Rising Star Chef of the Year

A chef age 30 or younger who displays exceptional talent, character, and leadership ability, and who is likely to make a significant impact in years to come.

Kwame Onwuachi | Kith and Kin, Washington, D.C. [LINK]

Best Chefs in America | Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic (D.C., DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA]

Amy Brandwein | Centrolina, Washington, D.C. [LINK]

Tom Cunanan | Bad Saint, Washington, D.C. [LINK]


2019 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION AMERICA’S CLASSICS

Annie’s Paramount Steakhouse, Washington, D.C. | Owner: Paul Katinas [LINK]


2019 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Patrick O’Connell | Multiple James Beard Award-Winning Chef; Chef & Owner, The Inn at Little Washington in Washington, VA [LINK]


Winners will be announced at the 2019 James Beard Awards Gala will take place on Monday, May 6, at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. The 2019 Leadership Awards will be held on Sunday, May 5 in Chicago, and the 2019 Media Awards will take place on Friday, April 26, at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City.

A full list of all nominees is here [LINK]


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