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Michael White

The James Beard Awards are on Monday and this year, the Foundation is upping their internet game. For the first time ever, the entire awards show will be live-streamed and they've also hand selected two pretty awesome "bloggers" to live blog it for them. Infatuation in the building.

We've never been to the Beard awards before and probably don't have much business being there. To be quite honest, we haven't heard of many of the non-NYC nominees before, so this should make for some fun commentary.

One nominee we're all kinds of familiar with is big daddy pasta himself, Michael White. Last year, his restaurant, Marea, took home Best New Restaurant and he's up for Best Chef in NY this year, which he should absolutely win. If you read this website, you know how we feel about this guy. His pastas = insanity. Consistently the best in NYC, no contest.

Lure Fishbar Perfect For: Buffalo Wing Fix 142 Mercer St.

"Chef Capon’s chicken lollipops at LURE are fire."

Gotham Bar and Grill Perfect For: Classic NYC Establishment 12 E 12th St

"Gotham Bar & Grill never gets old."

Osteria Morini Perfect For: Full On Pork Indulgence 218 Lafayette St.

"Where else but Osteria Morini? Chef Bill Dorrier keeps it real with the porchetta, sausage ragus, mortadella/prosciutto meatballs and lardo."

New Wonjo Perfect For: Authentic Ethnic Eats 23 W 32nd St

"You grill everything on real charcoal. My favorite is the grilled pork belly dipped in sesame oil and crushed sea salt.”

Twitter People

Andrew Zimmern

Because he eats weird things AND he’s my bud.

The Fat Jewish

Who else tweets dirty, tells it like it is, has a horrible afro and a twitpic of himself riding on a pony naked? Oh and he is also the “king of brunch.”

Eddie Huang

Pork bun gangsta, loves four loko and nike dunks. He keeps it real.

Jacques Torres

He’s the chocolate man.

Olivia Young

Olivia is head of AMG media and she’s my assistant. Follow her if you want to find me.

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