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Social Media Reacts to James Beard Awards Invasion of Chicago

See what nominees and spectators had to say about the awards' first year in our fair city.

The 25th James Beard Awards were held last night for the first time in Chicago at the Lyric Opera and our fair city came away with three wins (plus an honorary award to restaurateur Rich Melman).

Not surprisingly, the social media world was abuzz with tweets and posts of glee, shock, selfies and random observations. Below is just a small taste of what was sent out into the virtual world the past over the past twenty-four hours.

Culinary eclipse. Alinea's 10th year anniversary. James Beard Awards. Star Wars Day. Woah. #jbfa2015 #jbfa

Posted by Lou Stejskal on Monday, May 4, 2015

So excited to run into #jbfa2015 Lifetime Achievement Honoree @RichMelman!! #chicago

Posted by Candace Jordan on Monday, May 4, 2015

Sam Kass is a real leader. Love this guy #jbfawards

Posted by Andrew Zimmern on Monday, May 4, 2015