Andy Cohen attends the James Beard Awards.
Last night, I attended the James Beard Awards at Lincoln Center; it was a gorgeous Manhattan night, and so it was breathtaking spending it surrounded by the architectural beauty of that place. They did a fantastic reno of the site over the past few years, and I just love being there. From the moment I arrived, it was a BravoPalooza everywhere I turned. It was Bethenny, Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, James Oseland, and current Top Chef Masters Traci des Jardins, Suvir, and the "Hughnibrow"! Susan Feniger told me she heard from more people after appearing on RHOC than she did the whole time she was on Masters! Oh Lord! I love her, by the way...
I presented an award to a tea shop from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the lady running teleprompter misunderstood my direction before I went onstage, resulting in me having a very awkward pause in front of the entirety of Avery Fisher Hall, and so I, in essence, looked like a fool. Oh well!
After the awards it was booths and booths of sensational food and wine which we enjoyed on the balcony of the hall overlooking the opera and fountain. My date was my old friend Jeanne and we met a lot of cool people and had many laughs. By the way, Top Chef won an award, so... Whoopee!
I am in the dressing room of the Wendy Williams Show where I'm surprising Wendy's Ultimate Fan Viewer co-host. She's an adorable woman from Mississippi, and I can't wait to meet her! Dan Rather is here somewhere, and I need to find him to give him props!
It's a beautiful day in NYC; I hope it is where you are too!