Item: José Andrés wins James Beard Award tonight for Outstanding Chef.
Item: Saipin Chutima of our very own Lotus of Siam ties with some guy from Austin, Texas for Best Chef Southwest. (In other words: The Thai tied.)
Item: Most of the major awards go to New York City chefs and restaurants. (Filed under: So What Else Is New?)
Item: Gabriel Rucker of Le Pigeon in Portlandia, Oregon wins rising star chef.
Item: Robert (Lucci) Smith and Picasso get passed over for the fifth time for Outstanding Wine Service.
Item: ABC Kitchen, one of the New York restaurants ELV did vote for, wins Best New Restaurant.
Item: Click here for the complete list of winners.
Item: In his capacity as a JBF voter, ELV vows to continue nominating, lobbying and voting for Smith until justice is done!