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2008 James Beard Awards

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FYI. The official "Call for Entries" has opened.

[Edited to add: I had asked this question on a similar posting I made in the New York thread, but was encouraged to do so here as well: Are there any chefs under 30 in the Midwest Region, of note, who might qualify for the Rising Star Award? The only one who comes to mind is G.E. Bowles in Chicago.]


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I think Bowles has this in the bag as far as the Midwest is concerned. Avenues is an amazing, amazing restaurant.

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But Avenues is now in the Chicago divivision. The Midwest category incorporates different states as of last year, basically as a way to have some other city included instead of being dominated by Chicago.

As for under 30 chefs, there's Gerard Craft in St. Louis at Niche restaurant. He was on the long list of rising star chefs last year and his food definitely puts him on the way to being nominated again this year.

I'd love to hear other people's thoughts about who should be nominated. Open nominations allows for two nominations each time you enter/register. It's a great way to get judges to notice a region that often is overlooked. The difficulties with the region involve a low concentration of national judges, which is needed for smaller venue restaurants to be nominated/voted on in a national category like rising star chef. So, rally the troops and let's get some notice for the Heartland.

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Are there any chefs under 30 in the Midwest Region, of note, who might qualify for the Rising Star Award?  The only one who comes to mind is G.E. Bowles in Chicago.]

Quite aside from the distinction between the Midwest Region and the Chicago Region, Chef Bowles is no longer under 30, as noted in this bio on the Peninsula Chicago's website.

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Are there any chefs under 30 in the Midwest Region, of note, who might qualify for the Rising Star Award?  The only one who comes to mind is G.E. Bowles in Chicago.]

Quite aside from the distinction between the Midwest Region and the Chicago Region, Chef Bowles is no longer under 30, as noted in this bio on the Peninsula Chicago's website.

They grow up so quickly. Sigh.


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Congratulations to the following chefs for their nominations for Best Chef Midwest and Great Lakes:

BEST CHEF: MIDWEST (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI)

Isaac Becker

112 Eatery

Minneapolis

Colby Garrelts

Bluestem

Kansas City, MO

Tim McKee

La Belle Vie

Minneapolis

Alex Roberts

Restaurant Alma

Minneapolis

Adam Siegel

Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro

Milwaukee

BEST CHEF: GREAT LAKES (IL, IN, MI, OH)

Graham Elliot Bowles

Avenues

Chicago

Carrie Nahabedian

Naha

Chicago

Bruce Sherman

North Pond

Chicago

Michael Symon

Lola

Cleveland

Alex Young

Zingerman's Roadhouse

Ann Arbor, MI

Best of luck to all of them!!


“Watermelon - it’s a good fruit. You eat, you drink, you wash your face.”

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Congratulations to the following chefs for their nominations for Best Chef Midwest and Great Lakes:

BEST CHEF: MIDWEST (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI)

Isaac Becker

112 Eatery

Minneapolis

Colby Garrelts

Bluestem

Kansas City, MO

Tim McKee

La Belle Vie

Minneapolis

Alex Roberts

Restaurant Alma

Minneapolis

Adam Siegel

Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro

Milwaukee

BEST CHEF: GREAT LAKES (IL, IN, MI, OH)

Graham Elliot Bowles

Avenues

Chicago

Carrie Nahabedian

Naha

Chicago

Bruce Sherman

North Pond

Chicago

Michael Symon

Lola

Cleveland

Alex Young

Zingerman's Roadhouse

Ann Arbor, MI

Best of luck to all of them!!

Congratulations also go to the following nominees in other categories:

OUTSTANDING RESTAURATEUR AWARD

Richard Melman

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises

Chicago

OUTSTANDING CHEF AWARD

Grant Achatz

Alinea, Chicago

OUTSTANDING PASTRY CHEF AWARD

Mindy Segal

HotChocolate

Chicago

OUTSTANDING WINE SERVICE AWARD

Bin 36, Chicago

Wine Director: Brian Duncan

OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD

Spiaggia

Chicago

Owner: Tony Mantuano

2008 James Beard Foundation America’s Classics Awards

Tufano’s Vernon Park Tap

1073 Vernon Park Place, Chicago

Owner: Joseph DiBuono

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Congratulations are in order for Adam Siegel (Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro, Milwaukee) for winning the James Beard Award for Best Chef Midwest and Carrie Nahabedian (Naha, Chicago) for winning the James Beard Award for Best Chef Great Lakes.


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