The finalists for this year's James Beard Awards were announced, and guess what? Our very own Tom Colicchio was nominated for Outstanding Chef and Bryan Voltaggio was nominated for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic. I have to say the quality of Tom's food goes without saying (um, Colicchio & Sons just earned three stars in The New York Times), but the food at VOLT is ridic. Although Frederick, MD is a little harder to get to than, say, New York City, it's worth the trip. My meal there was maybe one of the best I've ever had.
So, share your congrats with Tom and Bryan below, and keep your fingers crossed! The winners will be announced May 3rd.