Big Winners at the 'Oscars of Food'

Time to start calling in your reservations
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 8, 2018 8:35 AM CDT
This 2011 photo shows a red snapper dish at Highlands Bar & Grill in Birmingham, Ala.   (Wikimedia/Ralph Daily)

(Newser) – Though the Met Gala probably drew more eyes, Monday night also marked the "Oscars of the food world," per Eater. Some 600 culinary professionals voted to honor some of the top chefs, restaurants, and restaurateurs in the country at the James Beard Awards in Chicago. Since you'll need to start booking reservations now, per Grub Street, check out the big winners:

  • 'Runaway winner': Bloomberg reports Frank Stitt's Highlands Bar & Grill in Birmingham, Ala., stole the show. It was voted best restaurant in America by a panel of chefs, restaurateurs, and food journalists, while its pastry chef, Dolester Miles, was also awarded.

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