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Then follow along with the play by play over at Delights & Prejudices, the official blog of the James Beard Foundation. They’ll be announcing the winners in the various restaurant/chef categories, which include a good number of District-area nominees. You can also follow along via the Beard Foundation’s Twitter feed.

It looks like the main topic of discussion right now is the weather. It’s raining in NYC as folks start enter the Lincoln Center via the standard red carpet. Writes “Snack” on the D&J blog:

Last year’s heat wave required attire of linen and flip flops while this evening’s rain requires something a bit more solid and water resistant for the red carpet. Fingers-crossed that the monsoon abaits a bit.

In case you missed it, the media winners were announced yesterday. The Washington Post took top honors as the nation’s best food section. Y&H extends congratulations to editor Joe Yonan and his team for the award.

Photo by the James Beard Foundation