Local Winners, Eats and Afterparties at the Beard Awards

Tuesday, May 4, 2010  |  Updated 1:45 PM PDT
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Local Winners, Eats and Afterparties at the Beard Awards

And although only seven NorCal nominees walked away with prestigious JBF Awards, the revelry of the afterparties was a high everyone could experience.

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Scores of hungover bloggers, chefs and food industry cognoscenti woke up this morning wrapped in the pounding afterglow of this year's two-day James Beard Foundation Awards extravaganza.

And although only seven NorCal nominees walked away with prestigious JBF Awards, the revelry of the afterparties was a high everyone could experience.

For accounts of the unbridled drunkeness and fratty antics, including Flip Cup at David Chang's new restaurant, Ma Peche, and a dance party full of "grinding restaurant pros" at four-star 11 Madison Park, hop over here  for some revealing Hangover Observations from Eater NY. We've also compiled some quick, graphic Twitter snapshots from Food & Wine's Kate Krader; Washington Post food editor, Joe Yonan; JBFA liveblogger, Carol Blymire and our very own Lady T-hop.

Those curious as to which local food pros made the cross-country journey, and where they planned to eat, will enjoy this fun report from the esteemed Signore Lucchesi, who's inhabiting Bauer's blog for the next few days.

Restaurant & Chef Awards:

  • Outstanding Pastry Chef: Nicole Plue (Redd, Yountville)
  • Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional Award: John and Doug Shafer (Shafer Vineyards, Napa)
  • Rising Star Chef of the Year Award: Timothy Hollignsworth (The French Laundry, Yountville)
  • Best Chef: Pacific: David Kinch (Manresa, Los Gatos)


Book & Journalism Awards

  • Beverage: Randall Grahm (Been Doon So Long: A Randall Grahm Vinthology)
  • General Cooking: Thomas Keller and Dave Cruz (Ad Hoc at Home)
  • Website Focusing on Food, Beverage, or Nutrition: Chow. com


Hangover Observations: Ma Peche Flip Cup and EMP Dance Party [ENY]
Where San Francisco's Beard Nominees Are Dining in New York [Between Meals]
 

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