Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Sobe Food Fest Gossip

In addition to the decadence and Dionysian displays at the South Beach Wine and Food Fest this weekend there will also be a quirky awards show, courtesy of rock-star chef Anthony Bourdain and food writer Michael Ruhlman. Dubbed the Golden Clog awards (for Mario Batali's signature crocs) the awards will take place on beach Friday at 2pm. No word on location or if this event is open to the public. Eater's got a rundown of the nominees which include categories like "THE ALTON,"
For being on Food Network and yet, somehow managing to Not Suck and "THE MARIO,"
For the chef/restaurateur who best multi-tasked, multi-platformed, merchandised, whored himself, or opened multi-units (either while impaired--or not) and yet STILL managed to protect the quality of the mothership--while continuing to make valuable contributions to the restaurant landscape
Nominees: Tom Collichio, Thomas Keller, Mario Batali

Tee-hee. Food nerds, stay tuned.

7 comments:

Paula said...

I love this! I read about it in Serious Eats and loved the categories.

sara said...

It's hilarious. I think most of the nominees will be there. And Rocco is presenting the "Rocco" Award.

L2M said...

This will be by far better than any event actually related to the SBWFF. Wonder if FN will televise it?

sara said...

I hope so but something tells me they'll pass on this one...

paula said...

Certainly it sounds more fun that the sbwff.

L2M said...

Come on! This is right up Food Network's alley! Cynical, patronizing, sarcastic. All things that appear in FN's best shows!

Welll, maybe not. How's about on Comedy Central?

sara said...

Yeah I think Bourdain fancies himself the John Stewart of the foodie world.