There aren’t a lot of firsts in the competitive world of foodservice, so it was quite the coup d’etat that Reinhart Live was the first-ever food show held in the revised historic Minneapolis Armory, on April 16.
If you’re looking for something to celebrate in May, look no further than the humble hamburger. May is National Beef Month and National Hamburger Month. You can plan seven days of diner visits during National Hamburger Week, the second week of May. Or, fire up the grill on May 28, National Hamburger Day. Not enough for you? Don’t worry: Americans love burgers so much that July 28 and December 21 have also been designated Hamburger Days. If you like cheese, make note that September 15 is National Double Cheeseburger Day and September 18 is plain old National Cheeseburger day. Whew—that’s a lot of beef!
It’s not every day that the James Beard House takes its dinner on the road, so we thought we’d give you the menu of the Minneapolis stop of the Celebrity Chef Tour, held at Eastside in Minneapolis, April 14 (highlights from the event will be in the editor’s letter in the May issue).
It almost sounds like a step backwards to go from a semi-finalist to a nominee, but in the James Beard Awards world that distinction means you’re one step away from being declared the winner in this prestigious annual pageantry.
Sean Sherman, founder & CEO of The Sioux Chef was one of five honorees for the James Beard Foundation’s 2019 Leadership Awards, a program which spotlights the important and complex realms of sustainability, food justice, and public health