A James Beard nomination I forgot to mention
In 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"
Baltimore Sun photo/Monica Lopassay