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Atlantan wins a James Beard Foundation Media award

The winners of the 2017 James Beard Foundation Media Awards were announced last night and an Atlantan was among them.

Eater editor and critic Bill Addison won in the Dining and Travel award category for his Eater piece titled "I Want Crab. Pure Maryland Crab."

Addison, a former food critic for Atlanta Magazine and Creative Loafing, was also in the running for the Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review award. However, Karen Brooks of Portland Monthly took that honor.

On May 1, the James Beard Restaurant and Chef award winners will be announced.

Finalists for Best Chef: Southeast include Atlanta chefs Steven Satterfield of Miller Union and Ryan Smith of Staplehouse . This is Satterfield's fifth year in a row as a finalist in this category. Satterfield's Miller Union is also one of five finalists in the Outstanding Wine Program category as well.

<< See past James Beard Award winners with Atlanta ties

The design firm of Meyer Davis is one of three firms contending for a restaurant design award. The firm, with offices in New York, Los Angeles and London, was nominated for its design of restaurateur Ford Fry’s St. Cecilia in Buckhead.

Established in 1990, the James Beard Awards recognize culinary professionals for excellence and achievement in their fields and furthers the Foundation’s mission to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone. Each award category has an individual committee made up of industry professionals who volunteer their time to oversee the policies, procedures, and selection of judges for their respective Awards program.

Watch Ryan Smith find out Staplehouse being named Bon Appetit’s Best New Restaurant:


These Atlanta chefs are 2017 James Beard Award finalists

More on Staplehouse and Ryan Smith:

Inside the mind of Chef Ryan Smith

Bon Appetit names Staplehouse America’s Best New Restaurant

The best cocktails at Staplehouse

Review: To Staplehouse, with gratitude

How to make a delicious cocktail from Staplehouse

Staplehouse now offering brunch


More on Steven Satterfield and Miller Union:

Where Steven Satterfield eats in Atlanta

Cutting through all the hype with Steven Satterfield

Salads to fall in love with at Miller Union

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