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Tracking Seattle's James Beard Winning Chefs

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The first James Beard Foundation Awards were handed out in 1991, at a ceremony that featured sculpted tributes to the late Beard made out of chocolate, ice and cheese. Back then Hawaii was lumped into the Best Chef Northwest category and Caprial Pence, then at Fuller's restaurant at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers, was the award's first recipient.

Some of Seattle's James Beard recipients have retired from restaurant life, or in the case of Pence, moved to Portland. However most of our Beard winners have been busy in recent months. Both Scott Carsberg and Jason Wilson rolled out first-time happy hours and Maria Hines has, of course, been busy with her second restaurant, Golden Beetle. Jerry Traunfeld just brought on a new pastry chef at Poppy and developed the menu for Grace Kitchen at U Village. Next month Tamara Murphy will open the long-awaited (very long-awaited) Terra Plata in the Melrose Market, once again giving a local Beard winner a flagship to call her own.

The 2012 Beard are still months away, but here's a quick look at the whereabouts of award winners who are still in the biz. Did we miss anyone?

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Dahlia Lounge

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2001 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

2. Terra Plata

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1515 Melrose Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

3. Flying Fish

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300 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

4. Poppy

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622 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102

5. Bisato

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2400 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

6. Lark

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926 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

7. Cafe Juanita

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9702 NE 120th Pl
Kirkland, WA 98034

8. Tilth

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1411 N 45th St
Seattle, WA 98103

9. Golden Beetle

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1744 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107

10. FareStart

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700 Virginia St, Seattle
WA 98101, United States

11. Crush

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2319 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112

12. Rover's

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2808 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112

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1. Dahlia Lounge

2001 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
2001 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

2. Terra Plata

1515 Melrose Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
1515 Melrose Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

3. Flying Fish

300 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
300 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

4. Poppy

622 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102
622 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102

5. Bisato

2400 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
2400 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

6. Lark

926 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
926 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

7. Cafe Juanita

9702 NE 120th Pl, Kirkland, WA 98034
9702 NE 120th Pl
Kirkland, WA 98034

8. Tilth

1411 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103
1411 N 45th St
Seattle, WA 98103

9. Golden Beetle

1744 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107
1744 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107

10. FareStart

700 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101, United States
700 Virginia St, Seattle
WA 98101, United States

11. Crush

2319 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112
2319 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112

12. Rover's

2808 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112
2808 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112

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