James Beard Award Nominees Announced

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Don’t worry folks, award season doesn’t stop with the Oscars.

The James Beard Awards are a culinary who’s who of foodie superstars, and the nominees for best of the best are out.

The categories covered span from Best New Restaurant to Outstanding Chef to awards for food photography and television. Unsurprisingly, more than a few of the mentions are from right here in New York City, and as a resident food enthusiast and snob, I plan on doing my best to hit the places in the running for this accolade.

A couple of standard restaurants which New York has been buzzing about for years made the docket; Spotted Pig and Momofuku Noodle Bar are a couple of spots I’ve been meaning to visit for quite sometime, but somehow haven’t gotten around to. Their staying power and caliber have clearly been set by this nod, so it’s probably about time I get my lazy butt into their seats.

The awards themselves will take place May 2nd, but the nominations alone are an honor, and give foodies everywhere a heads up about what people and eateries they should be on the lookout for in the coming years. A nod from James Beard is a badge to wear proudly for the rest of the year.

So hats off James Beard Nominees! Can’t wait to taste your yummy creations.