Also mentioned in the Weekly Dish, the James Beard Awards nominations have been announced (the Oscar's of the culinary world). In the Mid-Atlantic Region:
Cashions Eat Place
Gerard Pangaud? I've never eaten there, but from everything I've heard it gets panned for being way overpriced, that doesn't match the quality of the food.
Also nominated in the Rising Star Chef award is Fabio Trabocchi Maestro at The Ritz-Carlton
Full list linked below