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These Are The 2019 James Beard Award Winners

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Food is obviously the best part of any vacation—so take note, friends. The Oscars of the food world (aka James Beard Awards)  just finished up in Chicago, and these are the big winners.

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2019 James Beard Foundation Restaurant Design Awards

75 Seats and Under
Firm: Studio Writers
Project: Atomix, NYC

76 Seats and Over
Firm: Parts and Labor Design
Project: Pacific Standard Time, Chicago

Other Eating and Drinking Places
Firm: Schwartz and Architecture (S^A)
Project: El Pípila, San Francisco

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Canlis
Seattle

2019 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards

Best New Restaurant
Frenchette
NYC

Outstanding Baker
Greg Wade
Publican Quality Bread
Chicago

Outstanding Bar Program
Bar Agricole
San Francisco

Outstanding Chef  
Ashley Christensen
Poole’s Diner
Raleigh, NC

Outstanding Pastry Chef
Kelly Fields
Willa Jean
New Orleans

Outstanding Restaurant
Zahav
Philadelphia

Outstanding Restaurateur
Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz
Boka Restaurant Group (Boka, Girl & the Goat, Momotaro, and others)
Chicago

Outstanding Service
Frasca Food and Wine
Boulder, CO

Outstanding Wine Program
Benu
San Francisco

Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Producer
Rob Tod
Allagash Brewing Company
Portland, ME

Rising Star Chef of the Year
Kwame Onwuachi
Kith and Kin
Washington, D.C.

Best Chefs in America

Best Chef: Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH)
Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark
Parachute
Chicago

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic (D.C., DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA)
Tom Cunanan
Bad Saint
Washington, D.C.

Best Chef: Midwest (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI)
Ann Kim
Young Joni
Minneapolis

Best Chef: New York City (Five Boroughs)
Jody Williams and Rita Sodi
Via Carota

Best Chef: Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY State, RI, VT)
Tony Messina
Uni
Boston

Best Chef: Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY)
Brady Williams
Canlis
Seattle

Best Chef: South (AL, AR, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, FL, LA, MS)
Vishwesh Bhatt
Snackbar
Oxford, MS

Best Chef: Southeast (GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, WV)
Mashama Bailey
The Grey
Savannah, GA

Best Chef: Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX, UT)
Charleen Badman
FnB
Scottsdale, AZ

Best Chef: West (CA, HI, NV)
Michael Cimarusti
Providence
Los Angeles

2019 James Beard Foundation America’s Classics Honorees

Pho 79
Garden Grove, CA
Owners: Thọ Trần and Liễu Trần  

Jim’s Steak & Spaghetti House
Huntington, WV
Owners: Jimmie Tweel Carder, Larry Tweel, and Ron Tweel

A&A Bake & Double Roti Shop
Brooklyn, NY
Owner: Noel and Geeta Brown  

Sehnert's Bakery & Bieroc Café
McCook, NE
Owners: Matt and Shelly Sehnert

Annie’s Paramount Steakhouse
Washington, D.C.
Owner: Paul Katinas

2019 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year

The Giving Kitchen
Non-profit that provides emergency assistance to food service workers through financial support and a network of community resources.

2019 James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award

Patrick O’Connell
Five-time James Beard Award winner, 3-star Michelin chef, author, and owner of The Inn at Little Washington in Washington, VA