Best Chef New York City: Michael Anthony

 

 
The award for Best Chef: New York City goes to:
 
Michael Anthony
Gramercy Tavern
 
Michael is the second chef to win this award for Gramercy Tavern (the first was Tom Colicchio in 2000). He has been executive chef since 2006, but when he isn’t in the kitchen, you’ll find him on the golf course.

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Best Chef Midwest: Tory Miller

 

 
Tory Miller
L’Etoile, Madison, WI
 
This is the second time a chef from L’Etoile has taken home this award. Chef Tory is steadfast in his devotion to local produce and Wisconsin farmers. 

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Best Chef Mid-Atlantic: Maricel Presilla

 

 
The award for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic goes to:
 
Maricel Presilla
Cucharamama, Hoboken, NJ
 
Maricel is the third woman to win the award for this region (the first two were Susanna Foo in 1997, and Ann Cashion in 2004). When she isn’t in the kitchen, Dr. Presilla is also a professor of medieval Spanish history.

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America's Classics: Nora's Fish Creek Inn, Wilson, WY

It's time to meet our second 2012 America's Classic: Nora's Fish Creek Inn in Wilson, Wyoming!

 

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Best Chef Great Lakes: Bruce Sherman

 

 
 
Bruce Sherman
North Pond, Chicago
 
This is Bruce Sherman’s fifth nomination and first win. A Chicago native, Bruce credits his travels to Paris, Southeast Asia, and London with influencing his seasonal cuisine.

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Outstanding Wine Program: No. 9 Park

 

 
 
No. 9 Park
Boston
 
No. 9 Park is the first restaurant from Boston to take home this award. Wine Director Cat Silirie oversees the wine program. 

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Award Winner Recap

 

Just to recap, here are the winners of our first five Awards:

 
Rising Star Chef of the Year: Christina Tosi, Momofuku Milk Bar, NYC
America’s Classics: St. Elmo Steakhouse, Indianapolis
Outstanding Bar Program: PDT, NYC
Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional: Paul Grieco, Terroir, NYC
Outstanding Wine Program: No. 9 Park, Boston
 
To follow along, check out our livestream of the Awards ceremony.

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The 2012 JBF Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards

 

The 2012 JBF Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards were handed out Friday night. If you missed our live coverage, you can see the winners here.

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Outstanding Wine, Beer or Spirits Professional: Paul Grieco

 

 
Our Outstanding Wine, Beer or Spirits Professional Award, presented by Southern Wine & Spirits of New York, goes to:
 
Paul Grieco
Terroir, NYC
 
This is Paul’s first James Beard Award. He grew up working in his family’s restaurant in Toronto, and has always wanted to join a boy band whose members only play cellos.

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Outstanding Bar Program: PDT

 

 

Presented by Campari

 
PDT
NYC
 
PDT is the very first winner of this award. Twenty-five years from now, owner Jim Meehan says he’d still love to be doing exactly what he’s doing now, because the bar and restaurant business never gets old.

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