Awards

Introducing Your 2010 Chicago-Area Beard Award Nominees

The James Beard Foundation just spent a frantic twenty minutes live-twittering the announcement of their annual awards finalists, and among them are plenty of hometown folks. We’ve run complete lists of journalism, book and design, and chef nominees, but here’s our local highlight reel, which we’ll update as more information becomes available:

Newspaper Feature Writing Abt. Rest/Chefs: Kevin Pang, Chicago Tribune, for Plan D
Newspaper Feature Writing: Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, for The Charcuterie Underground
Newspaper Feature Writing: Cliff Doerksen, Chicago Reader, for The Real American Pie
Reporting on Health, Environment, or Nutrition: Monica Eng, Chicago Tribune, for Nachos for lunch? Yes, every day
Multimedia Food Feature: Chicagotribune.com and Kevin Pang for The Cheeseburger Show
Television Segment: ABC 7 News Friday Night Special: Hungry Hound
TV Food Personality: Rick Bayless, for Mexico One Plate at a Time
Audio Webcast or Radio Show: Eight Forty-Eight
Outstanding Restaurant Graphics: Korn Design for Mercat a la Planxa
Best Chef: Great Lakes: Michael Carlson, Koren Grieveson, Arun Sampanthavivat, Bruce Sherman
Outstanding Pastry Chef: Mindy Segal
Outstanding Service: Alinea
Outstanding Restaurateur: Rich Melman
Outstanding Restaurant: Spiaggia

The Winners for the Journalism, Book, and Media awards will be announced at a dinner on May 2, while the Chef and Design awards will be announced at the James Beard Awards Gala May 3, both in New York

Introducing Your 2010 Chicago-Area Beard Award Nominees