There was plenty of excitement both on stage and off at this year’s Beard Awards. Everyone was in great spirits despite the bad weather, people cheered on their favorites, and the women chefs and mixologists put out an amazing spread that had folks clamoring for more. Here’s a recap of some of the best coverage of the night out in the blogosphere. Ed Levine got serious about the emotions behind the awards, Grub Street asked the tough questions, Metromix brought their sauce pan to the red carpet, and the Atlantic’s Corby Kummer (himself a winner this year) votes for best speech. We'd like to say a special thanks to Chris McBride and Jennifer Usdan McBride of Savory Cities for their work on our live blog coverage of this year’s Beard Awards.