Jun 11, 2024 - News

Crawford and Son loses out on a James Beard

Raleigh chef Scott Crawford stands inside his newest restaurant Brodeto.

Raleigh chef Scott Crawford stands inside his newest restaurant, Brodeto. Photo: Courtesy of Jessica Crawford

Crawford and Son, a finalist for James Beard's "Outstanding Hospitality" category, did not win the award at last night's ceremony. It lost to Chicago's Lula Cafe.

Since its opening in 2016, chef Scott Crawford's Southern-inspired eatery has become one of Raleigh's most popular restaurants.

A few other North Carolina chefs were finalists:

  • Dean Neff of downtown Wilmington's coastal-infused Seabird lost in the "Outstanding Chef" category.
  • And Jamie Davis, of The Hackney in the small Pamlico River town of Washington, fell short for "Best Chef: Southeast."

Several Triangle restaurants had been in contention for awards this season.

  • Cheetie Kumar's Five Points eatery Ajja was nominated for "Best New Restaurant." Raleigh bar Bittersweet was a semifinalist in the "Outstanding Bar" category and Preeti Waas, head of the Indian restaurant Cheeni, was a semifinalist for "Best Chef: Southeast."
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