food & wine

Quick Spin: Chef Richie Nakano

San Francisco chef Richie Nakano is as widely known for his opinions as he is for his ramen. An online biography describes the cocksure chef as “the expert of kitchen trash talk”, his regularly updated Twitter feed peppered with sideswipes at everything from local regulations to “Best Of” lists.

2011 James Beard Foundation Award Semifinalists Announced; Vote For The People’s Best New Chef

Before I venture away to the warm, sandy beaches of Miami for the 2011 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival, I certainly wanted to note the big announcement of last week – the James Beard Foundation Award semifinalists were released! While the national list is extensive, I wanted to recognize all of the fantastic Pacific Northwest nominees:

Chef Scott Bryan

Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef Scott Bryan

When my friend, sommelier Brett Feore, shared the details of his latest career move a few years back, I didn’t have much thought on the subject. New to the restaurant world, particularly regarding the happenings of food-forward cities like New York, I was still trying to catch up on the who’s who within the culinary community.