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Next Week: Southern Star + Chasing the Gator

JBF Editors

October 11, 2018


Photo: Rina Oh

Here's what's coming up next week at the James Beard House and beyond.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Michael's Encore

For the past 40 years, Michael's Santa Monica has been a bastion of West Coast cuisine, producing some of the country’s most respected chefs and codifying Californian cookery. Under the watchful eye of restaurateur Michael McCarty (a Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America) and with executive chef Miles Thompson’s (a 2018 Rising Star Nominee) modern, lyrical cooking, this beloved eatery is reminding diners once again why SoCal fare rules.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Chasing the Gator

Cooking the food that’s closest to his heart has earned Isaac Toups rave reviews and landed him on the list for the Beard Award for Best Chef: South multiple times (four, to be exact). With his sophisticated approach to a cuisine best known for deep rustic flavors, the Top Chef alum, a Louisiana native, proudly represents the new guard of Cajun chefs making waves in this country.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

JBF Celebrity Chef Tour: Columbus, OH

For more information, please contact Jeff Black at 720.201.1853 or

Friday, October 19, 2018

Russian Roots

At Kachka, chef Bonnie Morales uses contemporary takes on the foods of her family’s Belarussian heritage—plus plenty of artisanal vodka—to draw diners in droves to Portland’s hottest post-Soviet party. Expect to leave this Slavic-inspired Beard House feast just as stuffed as the 2018 JBF Best Chef: Northwest nominee’s signature sour cream–topped dumplings.

Taste America: Louisville

Join us for a night of culinary stars!

Taste America: Seattle

Join us for a night of culinary stars!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Cooking Demos: Stuart Brioza, Nicole Krasinski, and Shota Nakjima

Join us for a day of FREE culinary events at Sur La Table!