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Spotlight on the Finalists for the 2017 Vendy Awards

Posted on Sep 13, 2017 in Eating Events, Food Awards

As a fun challenge to the James Beard Awards, the Vendy ceremony — now in its 13th year — is dedicated to honoring the very best in street food.  So here’s who’s in the running during the September 16th event at Governors Island; from an artisanal twinkie baker to an upstart french toast sandwich maker, to a Chinese meat skewer purveyor, whose been tapped for the Vendy Cup…

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Spotlight on NYC’s James Beard Award Nominees, 2017

Posted on Mar 23, 2017 in Food Awards, Gourmet Gossip

While the Oscars can sometimes seem self-indulgent (do millionaire actors really need accolades for playing dress-up?), its restaurant industry-equivalent, the James Beard Awards, are easier to endorse — being an opportunity to show appreciation for overworked, underpaid, nose-to-the-grindstone chefs. So here’s a peek at who’s up for this year’s honors from NYC…

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Breaking Down NYC’s 2016 James Beard Award Semifinalists

Posted on Feb 23, 2016 in Food Awards, Gourmet Gossip

Like an Oscar is to a director or actor, there’s no tribute more coveted by industry folk than a James Beard Award. It’s such a big deal that a long list of semi-finalists is announced. Not all of them will be in actual contention, of course, but when it comes to the JBA’s, it really is an honor just being nominated. Here’s who’s in the running in NYC this year…

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