James Beard Foundation Announces 2017 America’s Classics Awards

January 25, 2017

Five restaurants made the cut

Today, the James Beard Foundation announced the five 2017 recipients of the America’s Classics awards. The Foundation gives this title every year to restaurants that are “regional establishments, often family-owned, that are treasured for their quality food, local character, and lasting appeal.” Generally, these restaurants have been open for more than 10 years, and tap establishments, chefs, and restaurateurs generally overlooked by the other Beard award categories. It’s considered an honor and also recognition of both quality and longevity; past winners have included beloved restaurants like New York City’s Keens Steakhouse; Chapel Hill, North Carolina’s