Bobby Flay coming to College Park
►A Bobby's Burger Palace is headed to College Park, according to the Washington Business Journal. Scheduled to open in September, this will be the first Maryland location for Bobby Flay's casual-burger concept, Another Burger Palace is schedule to open in Washington, D.C. street this summer (via D@man Good Times)
►Speaking of D.C., José Andrés (Minibar) took home the outstanding chef award at Monday night's James Beard Foundation awards ceremony. I haven't been to Minibar, have you?
(Is it petty of me to refuse to lower-cap the name of Andrés' six-seat restaurant within a restaurant at Cafe Atlantico? Is the Minibar website horrible on purpose?)
The outstanding restaurant award went to Eleven Madison Park in New York City.
Close to home? Nothing else, really. Ten regional chef awards were handed out (Andrés' award was a national award) at the ceremony, and the winner for the Mid-Atlantic region was Michael Solomonov of Zahav in Philadelphia.
I meant to post the JBF awards earlier, but one thing after another. I've noticed though that tumbleweeds tend to follow in the wake of James Beard posts. It'll probably be that way until Baltimore chefs get some recognition.