Eric Ziebold, Central Win James Beard Awards

Updated 10 p.m.
Thanks to a source sending text message updates from the James Beard Awards Gala, Metrocurean has learned that chef Eric Ziebold (pictured) of CityZen snagged the prestigious title of Best Chef Mid-Atlantic and Michel Richard's delicious brasserie Central is bringing home the title of Best New Restaurant (in the country!).

Also representing the DC area, Terry Theise of Terry Theise Estate Selections won the Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional award.