Well, aside from watching FareStart executive director Megan Karch accepting the Humanitarian of the Year award from Chris Canlis and Tom Douglas, last night's James Beard Foundation Awards were a bit of a bust for Seattle's nominees. You can see the complete list of winners over here.
However that didn't stop our local Beard delegation from having a good time. Seattle Times food writer Nancy Leson was quite shutter-happy, Tweeting shots of Seattle's nominees (you're right Nancy, Matt Dillon does clean up real nice), and local chefs filling up and gettin' down after the ceremony, and Joule/Revel duo Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi preparing to serve up escolar to hordes of attendees.
Alas, Canlis didn't win the award for Outstanding Service (that went to Per Se) but Brian Canlis managed to get in a few good meals over the weekend, and reminded us that New York may best Seattle in some areas, but we've still got a lock on coffee. Tom Douglas, Matt Dillon and Ethan Stowell didn't share their NYC adventures on social media, but we did enjoy the flurry of comments last night comparing both men to perennial Emmy nominee Susan Lucci. If you want to get all voyeuristic about Andy Ricker, the Pok Pok chef who did take home the Best Chef: Northwest award, Seattle Met has a photo spread of Ricker's Portland condo, courtesy of its sister mag, Portland Monthly.
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· @bcanlis [Twitter]
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· Seattle's Beard Delegation Devours the Big Apple [Seattle Weekly]
· Andy Ricker Wins 2011 James Beard Award for Best Chef Northwest [Seattle Met]
· All Previous James Beard Coverage on Eater Seattle [-ESEA-]
Megan Karch [Photo via James Beard Foundation]