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From the James Beard Foundation’s website
One of these things is not like the other

?Finalists for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards will be vying for the coveted distinction and recognition this prestigious award bestows upon America’s finest.

In the “Outstanding Chef” category, our Top Chef buddy, Tom Colicchio of Craft in New York City stood out, along with his competitors José Andrés of Minibar in Washington, D.C., Gary Danko of his namesake in San Francisco, Suzanne Goin of Lucques in Los Angeles and Charles Phan of The Slanted Door, also in San Fran.

Other notable (and familiar) names:

Babbo, Chef Mario Batali’s joint in NYC – Nominated in “Outstanding Restaurant” category
Alinea, Grant Achatz’s place in Chicago – Nominated for “Outstanding Service”
Garrett Oliver of The Brooklyn Brewery in NY – “Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional”
Bryan Voltaggio, our favorite Voltaggio brother (from Top Chef, 2009) – “Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic
Wylie Dufresne of the innovative WD-50 – “Best Chef: NYC (Five Boroughs)”

Congrats to all the nominees.

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