Even though Tony Bourdain–one of our favorite food writers–crapped all over Philly when he was here (please, Tony, allow us to show you around next time you’re in town), we still lurve him for coming up with things like The Golden Clog Awards, which he invented with Michael Ruhlman, another excellent food writer. The whole list of nominees is worth a read, but–surprise, surprise–there’s a Philly nominee:
THE CHEF’S CHEF AWARD
Also known as The What’s a Publicist? Award for the chef who continues to make the kind of food other chefs like, while flying largely under the national radar
Nominees: Scott Bryan for Veritas and now — some place in Virginia; Mark Vetri for Osteria and Vetri in Philly; Paul Kahan for Blackbird and Avec in Chicago.