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.