The James Beard Awards are on Monday. It's been a long year. I hope my tux still fits.
At any rate, I wanted to give you the chance to cast your vote for James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef of the Year.
Most of the Beard Awards go to a rotating crew of nominees that don’t change that much from one year to the next, but you have to be age 30 or younger to win the Rising Star award, and it can be a real career maker.
Nate Appleman won last year, and boy has he been busy since then.
Anyway, the poll on the right is open until 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Monday. Please cast your vote.