Corey Lee, SingleThread, and La Taqueria Win James Beard Nods

03 May, 2017, 01:45 | Author: Essie Rivera
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Nora Pouillon, of D.C.'s Restaurant Nora, received the 2017 James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.

Other Maine chefs who have won Best Chef: Northeast are Sam Hayward of Fore Street in Portland in 2004; Rob Evans, former owner of Hugo's in Portland in 2009; Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier, of the former Arrows in Ogunquit in 2010; and Melissa Kelly of Primo in Rockland in 2013.

The restaurant is owned by Rick Bayless and Deann Bayless, whose Frontera restaurant in Chicago won the award in 2007.

At the Beard Awards earlier this week, where the nation's best culinary pros and restaurants were honored, Pennsylvania's winners all hailed from Philly. This was Furstenberg's third year being nominated for his work at his Van Ness bakery.

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Bayless has won many Beard honors over the last 26 years, including outstanding chef in 1995 and Humanitarian of the Year in 1998. This was his seventh straight year being nominated.

The Beard Awards moved to Chicago in 2015 after being based in NY for more than 20 years. Both are based in Philadelphia.

For a complete list of winners, head over to the James Beard Foundation website.

Among the Restaurant Design Awards, in the category of 75 Seats and Under, Kristina O'Neal, William Harris, Adam Farmerie, and Greg Bradshaw of AvroKO won for their design of Healdsburg's new stunner, SingleThread. The Louisiana native and his restaurant group have won numerous James Beard Awards in the past, and in 2014 his PĂȘche Seafood Grill won the national award for Best New Restaurant. The 67-year-old restaurant was the only Washington victor, rising above Emeril's New Orleans, Fig in Charleston, Benu in San Francisco, and Miller Union in Atlanta.

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