Beard Awards Get ‘Sex’y; Selling for $2.6 Mil

Sex and the City’s Kim Cattrall will host this year’s James Beard Awards ceremony, with the hope that she can “elevate the nation’s consciousness of America’s culinary culture.” [Eater]

• You’ve got just under five hours to cough up $2.6 million to secure the potentially lucrative [Slice]

• The latest development in the Patsy’s v. Patsy’s trial: Jackie Gleason’s wife and George Clooney’s father appeared in court via video to profess their allegiance to Patsy’s Italian Restaurant in midtown. [NYP]

• Why buy an acre of vineyard land in Napa Valley when you can snag one in Argentina for a mere $4,000? [WSJ]

• The beauty of the food industry is that, like Vera Tong, you can start out working at Dunkin’ Donuts and end up as pastry chef of Dovetail. [Restaurant Girl]

• Restaurants like the Tasting Room, ChikaLicious, and Cookshop put out new menus every day, based on what’s in season or simply the whimsy of the chef. [amNY]

Beard Awards Get ‘Sex’y; Selling for $2.6 Mil