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2017 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION AWARDS


May 1, 2017 at Lyric Opera of Chicago

The James Beard Foundation Awards, dubbed "the Oscars of the food world" by Time Magazine, celebrates the best and brightest culinary professionals in America. The city of Chicago is incredibly proud to host the nation's preeminent honors Monday May 1, 2017. 

The 27th Annual Awards Ceremony and Gala Reception will be held at the Civic Opera House and will be hosted by Jesse Tyler Ferguson! Over this weekend — the social highlight of the year for the culinary industry — Chicago will welcome nearly 2,500 of the country's top chefs, restaurateurs, food media and culinary enthusiasts. And for those that love to eat, there is no better place to gather than in Chicago.
 

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JAMES BEARD EATS WEEK

April 21 - May 1, 2017

Celebrate James Beard and Chicago’s vibrant culinary scene with a week of exclusive restaurant menus and dishes inspired by James Beard's American Classic recipes. Nearly 100 top Chicago restaurants will honor the man known as the "Dean of American cookery" through their food. Join them during the third annual James Beard Eats Week! 

Browse the list of participating restaurants and special menus below and make your reservation during Eats Week to take part.

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