After a long delay because of Covid-19, The James Beard Foundation has announced the 2020 nominations. You can read the full (huge) list on the PFD-PR website. Note that there is little chance all of these nominees will make it to the finals, but as they say, it's an honor just to be nominated.Here are the James Beard Foundation's Oregon Nominations Best New … [Read more...] about 2020 James Beard Foundation Nominations Announced
James Beard Award Semifinalists Announced for 2019
The semifinalists were announced today for the 2019 29th annual James Beard Awards. Since many of you visit Seattle restaurants I have included them also. Best New RestaurantCanard, Portland Sawyer, SeattleOutstanding BakerKim Boyce of BakeshopOutstanding Bar ProgramExpatriate, Portland No Anchor, SeattleOutstanding ChefGabriel Rucker of Le Pigeon, … [Read more...] about James Beard Award Semifinalists Announced for 2019
Portland Chefs Nominated for CNN/Food & Wine’s “The People’s Best New Chef”
Gregory Gourdet from Departure Restaurant, Jake Martin of Fenouil, Chris DiMinno of Clyde Common and Ben Bettinger from Beaker and Flask, and Jenn Louis have been chosen as candidates for a new award created by CNN Eatocracy and Food & Wine magazine. "The People's Best New Chef" is an expansion of the publication's highly esteemed Best New Chef award. There are ten nominees … [Read more...] about Portland Chefs Nominated for CNN/Food & Wine’s “The People’s Best New Chef”
Camas Davis out at Pomo, Gourmet Magazine to Fold?
Several sad stories today: Camas Davis out at the declining Portland Monthly, rumors that Gourmet Magazine will fold, and more! Under the title of Checkbook Journalism: Sad to see a magazine that had slowly risen from the depths of mediocrity plummet back the other direction. I learned yesterday that Camas Davis (along with seven other employees) has been laid off from … [Read more...] about Camas Davis out at Pomo, Gourmet Magazine to Fold?