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Bay Area foodies nab James Beard Awards

Bay Area foodies nab James Beard Awards

Scott, known for his whole hog barbecue, is the first African American to win the Southeast award, and only the second barbecue pitmaster to be recognized by the James Beard Foundation. She previously won the Beard Award for Best Chef New York City.

Saint Lucian Chef Nina Compton continues to wow the culinary world and on Monday evening was named "Best Chef: South" at the 2018 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards in Chicago. They included Spoon and Stable's pastry chef Diane Yang, Young Joni's Ann Kim, and Tilia's Steven Brown. Ben Barker of Magnolia Grill won the same honor in 2000. She was a Top Chef New Orleans runner up, and together with husband Larry Miller runs the Warehouse District restaurant Compere Lapin, which has garnered accolades since opening in 2015. Kaysen also opened Bellecour in Wayzata previous year.

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Photo Dolester Miles, who has been making desserts for Highlands Bar & Grill since 1982, was named Outstanding Pastry Chef. The awards were handed out at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Caroline Styne of The Lucques Group in Los Angeles won the outstanding restaurateur honor. Highlands has been a finalist for the award for nine years in a row.

Cogswell was one three Philadelphians nominated for James Beard Awards this year.


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