In honor of the annual James Beard Awards, we held our inaugural James Beard-centric reading, with a theme of Spotlight/Shadows, and a lineup of Beard winners or nominees. 

Photo by Rebecca Peplinski

Photo by Rebecca Peplinski

Mike Gebert, Editor, Fooditor.com 
Stephanie Izard, Chef/Partner Girl & the GoatLittle GoatDuck Duck GoatGoat Group Catering
Carrie Nahabedian, Chef/Owner Naha and Brindille
Julia Thiel, staff writer, Chicago Reader
Erling Wu-Bower, Chef de Cuisine, Nico Osteria

Special thanks to our host, River Roast, our sponsors Tattersall Distilling, Laguintas Brewing, Terlato Wines, Bang Bang Pie Shop, Bake Me Off, photographer Rebecca Peplinski and our podcast guru, Adam Miller.

Proceeds from the night were donated to the James Beard Foundation