- Best New Restaurant: DC's Central Michel Richard (beating out a new venture by Mario "I Hate Bloggers Cuz They Whine A Lot" Batali)
- Best Mid-Atlantic Restaurant: Alas, Baltimore's Charleston Restaurant was beaten out by the CityZen restaurant in DC. Maybe next year, Chef Wolf?
- Not sure if this is a prize, but Bobby Flay and Kim Cattrall were the presenters.
Read more about the James Beard Awards in Ms. Limpert's article, posted above.
UPDATE: Again with the political bloggers weighing in on culinary issues. Matthew Yglesias and Ezra Klein were never fans. Now Yglesias officially proclaims it "overrated".