Awards Watch: 2011 America's Classics Award Honorees

James Beard Awards medallion

Every year the James Beard Foundation inducts a handful of regional, characterful eateries into its America's Classics, a collection of restaurants known for quality food and lasting appeal. Whether it's the heart of a small community or a thriving vestige of a bygone era, every honoree has a treasured place in America's culinary culture. Today we're proud to announce the 2011 America's Classics inductees, which are listed below. You can read more about them here.

Chef Vola’s (111 South Albion Place, Atlantic City, NJ, 609.345.2022 – Owners: Louise Esposito, Michael Esposito, Michael Esposito Jr., Louis Esposito)

Watts Tea Shop (761 N. Jefferson Street, Milwaukee, WI, 414.290.5700, President and CEO: Sam Watts)

Le Veau d’Or (129 East 60th Street, New York, NY, 212.838.8133, Owner: Robert Tréboux)

Noriega Restaurant and Hotel (525 Sumner St., Bakersfield, CA, 661.322.8419, Owner: Linda Elizalde McCoy and Rochelle Ladd)

Crook's Corner (610 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC, 919.929.7643, Owner: Gene Hamer)

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