America's Classics: Weaver D’s, Athens, GA

Weaver D's Each year at the Beard Awards, we give out a handful of special honors called America’s Classics. A wide range of restaurants have been recognized as America’s Classics, from steakhouses to clam shacks, but the common thread is that they each have a timeless appeal—and are renowned in their regions for serving quality food that reflects the character of their community. Owned by the self-proclaimed “Professor of Soul” Dexter Weaver, Weaver D’s is a fixture in Athens, Georgia. Beloved for its traditional soul food as well as its colorful proprietor, Weaver D’s keeps locals and tourists coming back for spot-on fried chicken, sweet potato casserole, buttermilk cornbread, and the restaurant’s signature squash casserole. Learn more about America’s Classics and watch a video about Weaver D’s here.

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Recipe: Pretzels

Pretzels Over the weekend Harold Moore of Commerce led a bread baking workshop at the Beard House. He shared his recipes for these tasty pretzels, which occasionally appear in the bread baskets at his restaurant.

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Ask a Chef: Nate Appleman

Nate Appleman After Nate Appleman snagged the JBF Award for Rising Star Chef this past spring, we asked him about his favorite spots in San Francisco. Even though the young chef recently relocated to New York City, we think it's safe to say that these places still have a special place in his heart.

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Recipe: Chilled Tomato Soup with Basil Guacamole

Chilled tomato soup When JBF Award winner Gavin Kaysen cooked at the Beard House earlier this month, he served this delicious tomato soup during the reception. Inspired by a recipe from Cooking with Daniel Boulud, this dish makes great use of the season's last heirloom tomatoes.

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On the Menu: September 27 to October 3

Kitchen Here’s what happening at the Beard House and around the world next week: Tuesday, September 29, 7:00 P.M. Old World Opulence The Mercuri family name is synonymous with fine dining in Montreal, and Michele Mercuri—the man behind the luxurious fare at XO Le Restaurant—is no exception to the rule. Join us for a taste of his showstopping cuisine that earned a rare four-star rave from the Montreal Gazette. Thursday, October 1, 7:00 P.M. Pike Place Fish Feast There are few Seattle restaurant locations better than Pike Place Market, where chefs have access to just-picked Washington State produce, the finest artisanal cheeses, and seafood fresh out of the Pacific. Enjoy a taste of the area’s bounty when chef Chester Gerl of Matt’s in the Ma

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The Bookshelf: Joan Krellenstein and Barbara Winkler's NYC Restaurant Picks

New York CooksYesterday we featured Joan Krellenstein and Barbara Winkler’s new cookbook, New York Cooks: 100 Recipes from the City’s Best Chefs, as well as the recipe for Joey Campanaro’s Gravy Meatball Sliders. As promised, today we’ve got the authors go-to New York City restaurants for any occasion.

Joan Krellenstein Special occasion: There's no "haute" better than Terrance Brennan's Picholine. Sunday brunch: S

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The Bookshelf: Joan Krellenstein and Barbara Winkler's NYC Restaurant Picks

New York CooksYesterday we featured Joan Krellenstein and Barbara Winkler’s new cookbook, New York Cooks: 100 Recipes from the City’s Best Chefs, as well as the recipe for Joey Campanaro’s Gravy Meatball Sliders. As promised, today we’ve got the authors go-to New York City restaurants for any occasion.

Joan Krellenstein Special occasion: There's no "haute" better than Terrance Brennan's Picholine. Sunday brunch: S

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