2014 James Beard Semi-Finals Nomination

Amazing news just came in. I was nominated as a semi-finalist for the 2014 James Beard Awards in the Rising Star Category (those under 30 years of age).

It goes without saying that that couldn't have happened without all of our friends, family, supporters, and Brisketeers who supported us from the beginning! A giant Thank You to all of you who came to our labs, come to BrisketTown, visited SmokeLine.

If you haven't visited us yet, or haven't visited us since we switched to table service, please stop in and say hello. I can't wait to see you all. 

I also need to send a huge congrats to my fellow NYC nominees and friends - Andrew Tarlow, Maison Premiere, Eli from Mile End, Wylie from wd-50, Uncle Boons, Christina Tosi, Baked, Brooklyn Brewery, Carbone, and Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern.