“What’s great about the award is that it acknowledges more than just the weekly Food section,” says Food editor Joe Yonan, who attended the ceremonies. “It also recognizes the great food coverage we have in other parts of the paper.”

Aside from the journalism of the weekly Food section, the award recognizes Tom Sietsema’s work in The Washington Post Magazine as well as the Dinner Deals in the Weekend section.

In other categories, All We Can Eat — you know, the thing you’re reading right now — won third place for food blog, a drop from its first place finish last year. Sietsema also finished third in the multimedia presentation category for his TV Dinners video series.

Former Food staff writer Jane Black earned second place in the feature story category for newspapers with a circulation of 172,001 and larger. Black’s story was a profile of chef Sean Brock who, incidentally, hones his craft in Charleston.

The list of winners hasn’t been posted online yet, but you can see all the award finalists here.

As great as the victory was for The Post, the biggest “news” out of this year’s conference was probably the unmasking of comic Twitter mashup (and James Beard Award winner) Ruth Bourdain . The alleged mastermind behind the Twitter account denies the rumor.