Thomas Keller of Per Se squinted at a monitor at last night's James Beard Foundation Awards as it aired a live feed of the stage at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall just before Daniel Humm announced the award for Outstanding Chef. "I see two medals," Keller said. "It must be a tie!"
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Hollywood has the Oscars. The food world has the James Beard Awards.
The annual ceremony that recognizes both outstanding and upcoming talent in the restaurant industry has just announced its 2013 crop of semifinalists. The current (incredibly long) list will be narrowed down to finalists on Monday ... More >>
"Oh, I get it, Fashion Week is like Comic-Con," someone obviously not in the fashion world said to us. After we got over the "How dare you mock fashion?" notion, we realized he was right. Fashion Week is much like the the annual comic book convention in which comic geeks dres ... More >>
Chefs gonna be winning!April showers bring May flowers, but also the James Beard Foundation Awards! The second week in May the awards will celebrate the country's best chefs (and journalists and writers), and are a big ole party of who's who in the industry. Wanting to take a peek behind th ... More >>
opentable.comThe product of blood, sweat, and tearsIt's almost time for the Oscars. That is, the Oscars of the food world: the James Beard Foundation Awards. Today marked the announcement of the restaurant and chef semifinalists, who were chosen from a record 28,000 online entries. Finalists ... More >>
Michael White's open-faced tuna sandwich.Bon Appétit's now-annual pop-up café opened yesterday at Lincoln Center, just in time for the onslaught of New York Fashion Week. At noon today it was relaxed and leisurely; the fashionable and the damned mainly swanned around the fountai ... More >>
entertainment-link.comSandwiches beckon on the horizon.This Sunday, Bon Appétit will debut its pop-up café in the lobby of Avery Fisher Hall. The café, which will remain open through September 16, will feed the well-attired hordes descending upon Lincoln Center for Fashio ... More >>
entertainment-link.comMmmm, pop-ups.To mark the occasion of Fashion Week, an event not normally associated with caloric intake, Bon Appétit is opening its annual pop-up café in the lobby of Avery Fisher Hall from Sept. 12 through 16.
Pomp, circumstance, product placement, and varying levels of inebriation all converged at Avery Fisher Hall last night for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards. Many white men were awarded large gold pendants that dangled from green sashes. It was a particularly good night for New York, wit ... More >>
Rachel Wharton shows off the Beard Media award she picked up on Sunday for Best Food-Related Column.
Fork in the Road was at Avery Fisher Hall last night for the James Beard Awards and their boozy, overfed aftermath. Gin and caviar were dispensed freely in the press room, where journalists p ... More >>
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Way back during the Clinton Administration, Bill Maher had the wonderful idea of letting a comedian -- himself -- talk regularly with politicians and political commentators about current events on TV. Politically Incorrect turned poli-chat into something non-wonks ... More >>
Legendary newsman Walter Cronkite's funeral was held today at St. Bartolomew's on Park Avenue. (The former CBS anchor passed on Friday at the age of 92.) As expected, the services were attended by celebrity newspeople and well as family and friends, and ended New-Orleans style with "When The S ... More >>
The semifinalists for the illustrious James Beard awards have been announced, with a quite a few hometown favorites in the lot, including Dan Barber and Tom Colicchio in the the Outstanding Chef category; Babba and Jean George for Outstanding Restaurant; Corton, Momofuku Ko, and Scarpetta for ... More >>