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Chicago Events - James Beard Foundation Awards on May 6
23 Apr 2019
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Chicago Events - James Beard Foundation Awards on May 6

Chicago Events for Foodies: James Beard Foundation Awards

Chicago rolls out the red carpet on May 6 for the annual James Beard Foundation Awards, a whos-who collection of talented tastemakers from the best chefs, restaurants, and bars in America. Hosted at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the awards show is more diverse than ever this year, with a 7 percent increase in the representation of people of color among semifinalists. The whole city is swept up in the foodie frenzy every year, especially around our hotel in River North - we're less than half a mile from the venue!


James Beard Foundation Awards 2019 Nominees from Chicago

Nominees include the best chefs, bartenders, and restauranteurs from all over the country - and Chicago is well represented in this year's group. Sample cuisine from nominated chefs and at nominated restaurants at these Chicago locations:


  • Kyoten
  • Boca
  • Lost Lake
  • Monteverde
  • North Pond
  • Passerotto
  • Brown Sugar Bakery
  • Parachute
  • Frontier
  • Lula Café
  • Big Jones
  • Mi Tocaya Antojeria
  • Zaragoza
  • Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse
  • Income Tax
  • Spiaggia
  • Publican Quality Bread
  • HaiSous Vietnamese Kitchen
  • Oriole
  • Kitsune
  • Elske
  • Cellar Door Provisions


Chicago Foodie Getaway in River North, a Culinary Hotspot

Whether you're attending the James Beard Foundation Awards or just planning a chef-driven escape to the city, our trendsetting hotel is ideally located to embark on culinary adventures and explore Chicago events. Our River North neighborhood is famous for its incredible food and bar scene, from riverfront bistros to fine dining restaurants. You'll also find several unique establishments right here at our hotel, including some of the best views in Chicago at Cityscape Bar. Find grab-and-go items at Merchants Market and start your day with a fresh breakfast at Merchants Café. Discover why Chicago is one of the world's most vibrant foodie destinations on a delicious culinary expedition to the city.