In case you somehow missed the news, the James Beard Awards will take place in Chicago next May. This morning's announcement came with a flurry of champagne and selfies in Millennium Park, with Rahm Emanuel joining a host of notable Chicago chefs along with Choose Chicago, James Beard Foundation, and Illinois Restaurant Association representatives.
Whether in attendance or not, much of the local food community celebrated over Twitter. Check out a few of the best tweets below.
Some of the worlds best chefs all in one place to celebrate the @beardfoundation awards heading to #chicago!! #jbfa pic.twitter.com/d2lL3zwGt4— Choose Chicago (@ChooseChicago) May 20, 2014
#JamesBeardAward are official #Chicago hosts the #Oscar'sOfCooking @grahamelliot @RahmEmmanuel @rohinivermilion pic.twitter.com/b46rq6h8fm— Chef Art Smith (@ChefArtSmith) May 20, 2014
On behalf of chefs and foodies, thank you Mayor @RahmEmanuel for helping bring the #JamesBeardAwards to the great ci… http://t.co/eopwSv0csc— GRAHAM ELLIOT (@grahamelliot) May 20, 2014
@beardfoundation awards in Chicago next year! Next up? @RestaurantMagUK Top 50?— Grant Achatz (@Gachatz) May 20, 2014
Very proud and excited that our city Chicago will host next years #jamesbeardawards @ChooseChicago @beardfoundation— thomas lents (@cheflents) May 20, 2014
@beardfoundation coming to Chicago on May 4th!! I can wear my Leah buns again for the occasion!! pic.twitter.com/la96wX96Gp— stephanie izard (@StephAndTheGoat) May 20, 2014
James Beard Awards will take place in CHICAGO on May, 4 2015. The 10th anniversary of Alinea will doubly special!!— nick kokonas (@nickkokonas) May 20, 2014
Cant help but feel like today was a national acknowledgment of what an important restaurant city we are. Congrats to everyone.— kevin boehm (@kevinboehmboka) May 20, 2014
No celebration is complete without a #selfie!! @beardfoundation #jbfa #jbfaselfie pic.twitter.com/F7X9WLEXfF— Choose Chicago (@ChooseChicago) May 20, 2014
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