Philly Shut Out at the James Beard Awards
The James Beard Awards were held in Chicago last night and Philadelphia will have to stick with boasting about Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook’s double victory at last week’s James Beard Awards for Broadcast and Journalism. Solomonov did not win for Outstanding Chef and the other Philadelphia’s chefs and restaurateurs up for awards were shut out.
On the other hand it was quite the victory to see chef Eli Kulp and the Fork/High Street team at the awards. Kulp was paralyzed in last year’s Amtrak 188 accident but was in Chicago and looking dapper for the awards ceremony.
2016 makes it a five year drought for Philadelphia bringing home a Best Chef Mid-Atlantic award. Michael Solomonov last won back in 2011. This year, Aaron Silverman of Rose’s Luxury in Washington D.C. was named the winner in the category.
James Beard Award Winners [Official]