NYC dominates 2015 James Beard Award winners list - Metro US

NYC dominates 2015 James Beard Award winners list

NYC fancies itself the best city in every way, but at least when it comes to food there’s nowhere else in America that comes close.

Last night’s 2015 James Beard Awards were held in Chicago, but the majority of the medals are coming back east, where everyone’s favorite Crack Pie baker Christina Tosi was named Outstanding Pastry Chef, Tribeca’s white-hot BâtardBest New Restaurant, and Michael Anthony, who just reopened a reimagined Untitled at the new Whitney Museum, won Outstanding Chef for his decade-long tenure at Gramercy Tavern.

Alas, there’s no online footage yet of Alton Brown’s musicaltribute to meat to the tune of “The Beat Goes On,” but we all know that’s only a matter of time.

Here’s the full list of restaurant and hospitality winners:

Best New Restaurant
Bâtard, NYC

Outstanding Baker
Jim Lahey, Sullivan Street Bakery, NYC

Outstanding Bar Program
The Violet Hour, Chicago

Outstanding Chef
Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern, NYC

Outstanding Pastry Chef
Christina Tosi, Momofuku, NYC

Outstanding Restaurant
Blue Hill at Stone Barns; Pocantico Hills, New York

Outstanding Restaurateur
Donnie Madia, One Off Hospitality Group, Chicago

Outstanding Service
The Barn at Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tennessee

Outstanding Wine Program
A16, San Francisco

Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional
Rajat Parr, Mina Group, San Francisco

Rising Star Chef of the Year
Jessica Largey, Manresa, Los Gatos, California

Best Chef: Great Lakes
Jonathon Sawyer, The Greenhouse Tavern, Cleveland

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic
Spike Gjerde, Woodberry Kitchen, Baltimore

Best Chef: Midwest
Gerard Craft, Niche, Clayton, Missouri

Best Chef: Northeast
Barry Maiden, Hungry Mother, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Best Chef: Northwest
Blaine Wetzel, The Willows Inn on Lummi Island, Lummi Island, Washington

Best Chef: New York City (Five Boroughs)
Mark Ladner, Del Posto

Best Chef: South
Alon Shaya, Domenica, New Orleans

Best Chef: Southeast
Jason Stanhope, FIG, Charleston, South Carolina

Best Chef: Southwest
Aaron Franklin, Franklin Barbecue, Austin, Texas

Best Chef: West
Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, State Bird Provisions, San Francisco

2015 James Beard Foundation Outstanding Restaurant Design Awards

75 Seats and Under:Bureau of Architecture and Design, Brindille, Chicago

76 Seats and Over:SOMA, Workshop Kitchen + Bar, Palm Springs, California

2015 James Beard Foundation America’s Classics
Archie’s Waeside, Le Mars, Iowa
Beaumont Inn, Harrodsburg, Kentucky
Guelaguetza, Los Angeles
Sally Bell’s Kitchen, Richmond, Virginia
Sevilla Restaurant, NYC

Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America
Allan Benton, pork producer and purveyor,Madisonville, Tennessee
Dale DeGroff, mixologist, NYC
Wylie Dufresne, chef and restaurateur, NYC
Nathalie Dupree, cookbook author and television personality,Charleston, South Carolina
Maricel Presilla, chef, restaurateur and cookbook author; Hoboken, New Jersey

2015 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year
Michel Nischan,CEO, President and Co-Founder of Wholesome Wave,Westport, Connecticut

2015 James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award
Richard Melman,Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises,Chicago

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