Scoop: Food News Round-Up

Keeping you updated on the city's top food news...

• It's foodie
award season! The nominees for the prestigious James Beard Foundation
Awards were announced today. Representing the DC area in the Best Chef:
Mid-Atlantic category are Restaurant Eve's Cathal Armstrong, Komi's Johnny Monis and Obelisk's
Peter Pastan. Chef José Andrés (pictured) scored a big nod for the third year in a
row in the national Outstanding Chef category.

On the media side, The
Washington Post
is nominated for best newspaper food section, and Tim
Carman, now a Postie, is nominated for his former food column at the
Washington City Paper. Congrats to all the nominees.

Nominees for the Rammys, DC's local answer to the James Beard awards,
will be announced Tuesday by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan

• The massive new project from the Clyde's group at 14th and F Streets NW will be a live music venue called The Hamilton. With a capacity of more than 400, it should be a serious contender on the music scene. CityStream has a little more.

• The ramen joint beside from Sushiko owners at 705 6th St. NW will be called Daikaya, reports WaPo's Tom Sietsema. Bring on the noodles!

• 17th Street's Pasha Bistro gives way to Pizza No. 17 from the same owner, reports Borderstan.