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Damn. Aaron Silverman is on a roll. Add James Beard winner to his already long list of accolades. At last night’s awards ceremony in Chicago, the Rose’s Luxury owner was named Best Chef in the Mid-Atlantic—in his first year as a nominee in the category no less.

Silverman was the only D.C. chef to win in this year’s James Beard awards. (Critics Todd Kliman and Tom Sietsema took home prizes in the journalism categories last week.) At least it’s an improvement from last year when D.C. restaurants got zero love from the awards. This year, Peter Chang was also a finalist for best Mid-Atlantic chef and Bread Furst‘s Mark Furstenberg was nominated again for Outstanding Baker.

Silverman’s award comes hot off the heels of Food & Wine magazine naming him among the best new chefs in America, not to mention the opening of his new coffee bar/fine dining restaurant, Pineapple and Pearls. Read all about the restaurant in last week’s Y&H column.

Take a look at the full list of James Beard Award winners below:

Best Chef: Great Lakes
Curtis Duffy, Grace, Chicago

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic
Aaron Silverman, Rose’s Luxury, Washington D.C.

Best Chef: Midwest
Paul Berglund, The Bachelor Farmer, Minneapolis

Best Chef: New York City
Jonathan Waxman, Barbuto

Best Chef: Northeast
Zak Pelaccio, Fish & Game, Hudson, NY

Best Chef: Northwest
Renee Erickson, The Whale Wins, Seattle

Best Chef: South
Justin Devillier, La Petite Grocery, New Orleans

Best Chef: Southeast
Tandy Wilson, City House, Nashville

Best Chef: Southwest
Justin Yu, Oxheart, Houston

Best Chef: West
Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, Animal, Los Angeles

Best New Restaurant
Shaya, New Orleans

Oustanding Baker
Joanne Chang, Flour Bakery + Café, Boston

Outstanding Bar Program
Maison Premiere, Brooklyn, NY

Outstanding Chef
Suzanne Goin, Lucques, Los Angeles

Outstanding Pastry Chef
Dahlia Narvaez, Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles

Outstanding Restaurant
Alinea, Chicago

Outstanding Restaurateur
Ken Friedman, The Spotted Pig, The Breslin, Tosca Café, NYC

Outstanding Service
Eleven Madison Park, NYC

Outstanding Wine Beer or Spirits
Ron Cooper, Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, Ranchos de Taos, NM

Outstanding Wine Program
Bern’s Steakhouse, Tampa, FL

Rising Star Chef of the Year
Daniela Soto-Innes, Cosme, NYC

Photo by Darrow Montgomery