Every year, ZZ Top drummer James Beard gives his opinion on the best restaurants, chefs, and other food-related entities of the year.
One moment… I’ve just received a note from backstage telling me that ZZ Top’s drummer is Frank Beard, and that he has nothing to do with the James Beard Awards.
But in any case, the James Beard Awards honor excellence in the restaurant business every year, and the 2014 edition of the awards recently took place. Here are nine of the winners, who shared the space with various restaurants, restauranteurs, and more. For a complete list of the awards, head here.