Youve read the tweets now see the sights! Heres a birds eye view of the Beard gala last night. If you want to get up in the chefs grills, MenuPages Chicago has snapshots of David Chang, Stephanie Izzard, Todd English, and others, and Metromix chimes in with a slideshow of some very self-deprecating toques Wylie Dufresne kids (?) that wd~50 is the recessions most vulnerable restaurant, and Scott Conant admits he gets a lot of grief for the pricing of his spaghetti. Meanwhile, Drew Nieporent was strutting his stuff. Check out the life of the party below.
The James Beard Awards: Gallery Of Culinary Superstars [MenuPages Chicago]
Grilled: James Beard Awards 2009 [Metromix]