Milwaukee’s Dane Baldwin takes home the James Beard Award for Best Midwest Chef

Milwaukee’s Dane Baldwin takes home the James Beard Award for Best Midwest Chef

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Each week on Radio Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine dining critic Ann Christenson and 88Nine’s resident foodie Tarik Moody discuss Milwaukee’s culinary and restaurant culture on This Bites.

In this episode of ‘This Bites’, we talked about the James Beard awards and Milwaukee’s first award since 2014, 10 patios to enjoy this summer, drinking trends, Purple Door’s next permanent ice cream flavor, and more.

Photo by Rick Rodriguez

This past Monday in Chicago, the James Beard Awards took place and Milwaukee chef Dane Baldwin from The Diplomat took home the award for Best Chef Midwest. It is the first time a Milwaukee chef took home this award since 2014. This year’s awards were one of the most diverse. Other winners include the Minneapolis indigenous restaurant Owanmi won the award for Best New Restaurant and Chef Mashama Bailey of Savannah’s The Grey took home the award for Outstanding Chef. Check out all the winners over at the James Beard Foundation’s website.

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