Congrats to Andrew Taylor and Mike Wiley, the owner and chef of Eventide Oyster Co. here in Portland. Last night the gents won a prestigious James Beard Award at the awards ceremony in Chicago.  The James Beard Award is like the Grammy or the Oscar of the Food World.

Or like an Olympic Foodie Gold Medal!

 

A nice Portland shout-out from Mike Wiley at the acceptance speech last night in Chicago: “Thank you to our amazing crew back in Portland, Maine. This belongs to you guys,"

 

 

The owners/chefs run three restaurants in Portland. Eventide, Hugos and The Honeypaw...all amazing in their own right. I wonder if these Rock Star Chefs have Foodie Groupies? Well done, boys! Bring that hardware back to Portland and thanks for helping make us the best food city in America!