Tuesday, March 15, 2016

I've Been Nominated for a James Beard Award!

Update: We won!

I had no idea the James Beard Awards for journalism would be announced today, but thanks to Zach Brooks of Midtown Lunch fame, I learned I was nominated along with my editor, Lesley Bargar Suter, for our outstanding Taco City issue last summer in the category of Food Coverage in a General-Interest Publication. For the same issue we were also finalists at the Oscars of the magazine industry, the Ellies, which we didn't win, but were honored to be selected from the thousands of articles that were submitted.

For those that follow me here and don't know, I've been working for Los Angeles Magazine for several years as a contributor to the online Digest and in print, as a food writer, travel writer and as an editor with Lesley Bargar Suter for the Taco City issue.

I've become well known for the taco coverage with my weekly Essential T column (and for being the curator for LA Weekly's Tacolandia), but regular LA Magazine readers are aware that I cover all of Latin America and street food for this prestigious publication.

Wish us luck at the awards, and thanks for being a reader!


Jon Rogan said...

Congratulations Bill, you truly earned it!
Viva el gran tacorrazo! I've been folowing you for 4 years now, you are the go-to resource for tacos in LA and SoCal, Baja and points South. Don't ever stop. See you at Tacolandia.

streetgourmetla said...

Thanks, Jon!!! See you at Tacolandia!