Not that all the winners of the major Beard Awards weren't worthy of their honors. But only 2007 RH Rising Star Nate Appleman from San Francisco's A16 was able to break through New York City's culinary hegemony at the 2009 awards ceremony. He was named Rising Star Chef of the Year, while every single one of the other most coveted awards — eight in all — went to New Yorkers. Consider the list. Outstanding Restaurateur: Drew Nieporent, Myriad Restaurant Group, New York City. Outstanding ...

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