And the best chef in New York City is...
The James Beard Award winners have been announced, and it should come as no surprise that NYC is the boss of the culinary world. Again. Here's a look at who took home Beards:
Best Chef, New York City: April Bloomfield, The Spotted Pig
Outstanding Pastry Chef: Dominique Ansel, Dominique Ansel Bakery
Outstanding Bar Program: The Bar at The Nomad
Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional: Garrett Oliver, Brooklyn Brewery
Lifetime Achievement Award (presented by Michael Bloomberg):Le Cirque's Sirio Maccioni
See a full list of the awards here, or... don't totally waste your time reading about inferior cities' shallow victories. Either way, you should maybe book a table at The Spotted Pig.
Julie Cerick is an Editorial Assistant at Thrillist and has only ever ordered a plate of the shoestring fries at TSP, because, well... she has an addiction, dammit. Follow her on Twitter.