James Beard Awards Live Streaming and Nominee Roundup

If you can't make it to the James Beard awards tonight, the event will be live-streamed online this year! It's amazing how technology has brought a fun and exciting new level to events such as these. I love that it brings a sense of greater community to the food world. Whether you're in Malaysia or California you can watch the ceremony. Go to jamesbeard.org/awardslive starting at 6:00 pm. Guest bloggers will also cover the event on the James Beard blog. You can also be a part of the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #jbfa. To review the compteition in five of the most exciting categories, check out our roundups of the nominees: * Best New Restaurant Nominees * Outstanding Chef Nominees * Outstanding Pastry Chef Nominees * Oustanding Restaurant Nominees