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Guilty-Pleasure Tunes

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

May 05, 2014


The 2014 James Beard Awards

Just like food vices (curly fries, anyone?), everyone has a guilty-pleasure musical treat they indulge in when the mood strikes (and, shhh, more than a few of our staffers copped to Katy Perry). We asked some of this year’s JBF Awards gala chefs to fill us in on their own musical vices—whether closeted or unabashed. Here are their top picks:

Jonathan Benno, Lincoln Ristorante, NYC

Notorious B.I.G.

Dante Boccuzzi, Dante, Cleveland


Bill Corbett, The Absinthe Group, San Francisco

Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone”

JBF Award Winner Brooks Headley, Del Posto, NYC

“The Monkees. God, I love the Monkees. But I don’t feel that guilty about it...”

Michael Hudman, Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, Memphis

Queen’s “Somebody to Love”

Naomi Pomeroy, Beast, Portland, OR

Aaliyah and Timbaland’s “Are You That Somebody”

JBF Award Winner Paul Qui, Qui, Austin

Bruno Mars

Kevin Sbraga, Sbraga Dining, Philadelphia

Lionel Richie

Andy Ticer, Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, Memphis

The soundtrack from Rocky

Banks White, Minton’s, NYC

John Legend’s “Ordinary People”