Greatest Hits and What You Missed: Best New Restaurants, Beer Week, Beard Awards and Alcoholic Paper Airplanes

“Last night Michael Solomonov won the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic. Solomonov who is the chef and owner at Zahav and also owns Percy Street Barbecue and Xochitl is the latest Philadelphia chef to take home the accolade. Solomonov joins Jeff Michaud (2010), Jose Garces (2009), Marc Vetri (2005) as recent winners of the award.”

Yup, that’s right: One of our own brought home the (proverbial) bacon this year from the James Beard Awards. You can read all about it here.