Minnesota Monthly’s Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl is a Finalist for the 2011 James Beard Foundation’s Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award

Deemed “the Oscars of the food world” by Time magazine, the James Beard Foundation Awards are the country’s most coveted honor for chefs; food and beverage professionals; broadcast media, journalists, and authors writing about food. This is Minnesota Monthly Senior Editor Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s tenth nomination for the award. She has won the honor five times—three times for wine writing and twice for restaurant criticism.

Additionally, her work has been chosen six times for inclusion in the annual anthology Best Food Writing in America. Grumdahl continues to be the best in her field and has put Minnesota Monthly on the national map for outstanding journalism for food and wine writing. Other nominees in her category are Patric Kuh, Los Angeles Magazine, and Adam Platt, New York Magazine.


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