Eater Lands Six 2023 James Beard Media Award Nominations


The James Beard Basis introduced the nominees for the 2023 Media Awards, and Eater is nominated in six classes.

Eater’s video workforce is a finalist within the class of Visible Media — Quick Type for an episode of The Specialists (previously referred to as First Particular person). Within the nominated video, Eater visits Down North Pizza, a well-liked Philadelphia pizza spot that gives jobs, housing, and authorized illustration to previously incarcerated people. Eater’s video workforce beforehand gained a James Beard Award in 2020 for episodes of Handmade, spotlighting the handcrafted merchandise (and their makers) that provide high eating places.

For writing, contributor Emma Janzen is nominated within the Beverage class for “The Nice Mezcal Heist,” a narrative on how strict certification necessities for mezcal are pushing Indigenous Mexican agave distillers to ditch the time period “mezcal” to be able to protect their tradition. Janzen’s story was a part of The Eater Information to Oaxaca. Within the Foodways class, contributor Jennifer Fergesen is nominated for “Kimchi With a Aspect of Whale, a narrative targeted on the dishes bringing collectively Alaska’s various cultures and a part of The Eater Information to Alaska. And within the Investigative Reporting class, Eater’s three-part sequence on Blue Hill at Stone Barns written by Meghan McCarron — a product of greater than 19 months of reporting and conversations with over 70 sources — was acknowledged with a nomination.

Eater’s personal Cathy Chaplin and Brooke Jackson-Glidden are each nominated for the Jonathan Gold Native Voice Award. Chaplin, a senior reporter/editor on Eater LA, is acknowledged for her work overlaying LA’s various meals scene, with items on Cambodian-American doughnut store homeowners, a brand new Indian sports activities bar, and the downfall of a well-liked LA experimental tremendous eating restaurant. Jackson-Glidden, editor of Eater Portland, acquired a nod for her work in Portland, Oregon with tales on areas that stay protected for queer identities amidst political uncertainty, how one household’s Iftar traditions are mirrored of their meals cart’s choices, and why overdose kits aren’t discovered behind each Portland bar.

These six 2023 nominations add to the lengthy listing of James Beard recognitions awarded to Eater, together with six nominations in 2022 and 11 complete wins over the previous eight years.

Elsewhere at Vox Media, Thrillist acquired a 2023 Beard nomination for Modern Storytelling for its “Night time Market” initiative, a vivid, mouthwatering exploration of night time markets across the globe.


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