it looks like Carl Schroeder is a Semi-Finalist for a James Beard Award for his work at Market in Del Mar. I haven't heard too much chatter about Market on the board in awhile; has anyone been recently? Is he there most of the time or at Bankers Hill?
I wonder how long until one of our craft brewers gets nominated under the Wine/Spirits category. Sam Calagione (Dogfishead) and Garret Oliver (Brooklyn) were both nominated this year (I think Garret may have won in the past too) and I would consider most of our breweries to be better than them. Guess there's some East Coast Bias going on despite the local guys getting some national media attention.