James Beard Nominees Announced (no, Punk’s wasn’t nominated)

Yesterday, the 2010 James Beard Foundation Nominations were announced.  The Washington DC area was well represented in this year’s nominations, which got all of us at Punk’s very excited.  In our short lifetimes in DC, we’ve seen great strides being taken in the DC culinary scene and we feel that the chefs, restaurants, and journalists who were nominated this year are all very deserving. We’re quite proud to be part of such a groundbreaking culinary city and we look forward to many more years and many more James Beard nominees (and hopefully winners!)

Here is a list of the DC area nominees:

Newspaper Feature Writing about Restaurants: Tim Carmen of the Washington City Paper

Newspaper Food Section: Joe Yonan of the Washington Post

Outstanding Chef: Jose Andres of Minibar

Outstanding Pastry Chef: Amanda Cook of CityZen

Rising Star Chef of the Year: Johnny Monis of Komi

Best Chef Mid-Atlantic: Cathal Armstrong of Restaurant Eve, Peter Pastan of Obelisk, Bryan Voltaggio of Volt

Check out this link to see the full list of nominees for this year.

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