Feb. 26 Morning Roundup

Zimmern comments on the Beard Award nominees (re: Lucia’s: “…her eatery isn’t even in my top five for best local restaurants”), the local Chowhounds dig into the mysterious Italian pepper and egg sandwich, Stewart “Shefzilla” Woodman reports 300 applicants for a single dish position (yikes), Jimmy John’s drags the word “rockstar” into an Orwellian sewer […]


2009 James Beard Foundation Awards Nominations

Those who follow the gastronomic equivalent of the Oscars may find the following piece of information interesting: the 2009 James Beard Foundation Awards semifinalists have been posted. A few Upper Midwestern rising (or shining) stars to consider… OUTSTANDING RESTAURATEUR Larry D’Amico and Richard D’Amico, D’Amico & Partners, Minneapolis OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT Lucia’s Restaurant, Minneapolis BEST NEW […]