james-beard-awards

The Mid-Atlantic category is without a local nominee for the first time in more than 20 years.

The award is a first for Ashok Bajaj, who has been operating restaurants in Washington for 25 years.

Cathal Armstrong earns his eighth nod not long after retaking control of Restaurant Eve.

With his seventh straight James Beard nomination, Restaurant Eve's Cathal Armstrong is approaching Susan Lucci territory.