Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Food Writer’s Diary readers don’t like to vote for Beard Award nominees

Okay, okay, I get it. You don’t want to vote for Beard Award nominees.

In the Rising Star category, which is really the only career-maker, a total of six people voted, one for each nominee, except for Momofuku Milk Bar's, Christina Tosi, who got two.

Given the geographical diversity of this category, it is hard to believe that many people are familiar enough with all of the chefs’ work to vote with authority, so let’s try something new:

A number of chain restaurants have been responding to pressure — from customers, government, public health advocates, what have you — to make kids' meals more healthful.

Some, notably IHOP, have swapped out fries as the automatic side dish and instead serve fruit or vegetables, with fries made available on request.

How do you feel about that?

Please vote in the poll, and feel free to comment below if you like.

Thank you.

For the record, the results of the last poll.

Aaron London, Ubuntu
  1 (16%)

Thomas McNaughton, Fire + Water
  1 (16%)

Gabriel Rucker, Le Pigeon
  1 (16%)

Christina Tosi, Momofuku Milk Bar
  2 (33%)

Sue Zemanick, Gautreau’s


Lex said...

It just makes sense. As a parent, I can always choose the fries and coke for my kid if I want to. There's no reason for it to be the default. Making the healthier choice easier helps develop good habits earlier.

Anonymous said...

Forgive my public correction, but Thomas McNaughton's SF restaurant is Flour + Water.

Bret Thorn said...

i love public corrections. Thanks for keeping me honest.