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February 23, 2011

A James Beard nomination I forgot to mention

smalltimoreIn my post and news brief about the recent announcement of the semi-finalists for this year's James Beard Foundation Awards, I said that Cindy Wolf, to my knowledge, was the only Baltimore-based chef to make it to the finalist (aka nominee) level.

True for the chef awards but there are other James Beard awards. Nancy Longo was a nominee for the James Beard Humanitarian Award in 1995, losing eventually to Paul Newman. As Longo says (on a facebook post I happened to see), "If you're going to lose, lose big"

That's Pierpoint's Longo with her beloved Cuisinart, from this recent story about chefs' favorite things

Baltimore Sun photo/Monica Lopassay

Posted by Richard Gorelick at 5:41 PM | | Comments (2)


I've never been to Pierpoint. Everytime I drive by it seems empty or closed. Has anyone had any experiences there?

I've eaten there several times. Nice neighborhood restaurant. Nice food, nice service, reasonable prices, reasonable wine list.

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You are reading the archives. For updated blog posts about the Maryland food scene, see Richard Gorelick's new Baltimore Diner blog.
Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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