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Dogfish Head founder, Sam Calagione, finally honored with James Beard Award

03 May 2017

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Chefs, writers, restaurateurs, and food industry folks of all sorts gathered together in Chicago for the James Beard Foundation Awards Gala.

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The restaurant is owned by Rick Bayless and Deann Bayless, whose Frontera restaurant in Chicago won the award in 2007.

A San Antonian has never won the best chef award, which is described as the Oscars of food. "We have in our restaurants always sought to put heart first".

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Here's to hoping this city's great, hardworking chefs get a little more recognition next year. He was nominated for the top honor past year but didn't win.

The Beard Awards moved to Chicago in 2015 after being based in NY for more than 20 years.

With fluid moves, Bayless danced with and around his line cooks behind the bar at his restaurant in West Town during a planned after-party, as he and a couple hundred guests reveled in the afterglow of the Outstanding Restaurant award for Topolobampo. The James Beard Foundation announced last October that the awards will remain in Chicago through 2021. It was nominated in the Outstanding Bar Program category, which was won by Arnaud's French 75 Bar in New Orleans.

Shaya's chef de cuisine Zachary Engel was named the Rising Star Chef of the Year, adding to the accolades Alon Shaya's acclaimed modern Israeli restaurant has racked up in the last two years.

Dogfish Head founder, Sam Calagione, finally honored with James Beard Award