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Birdsall, Ash Win Beard Awards; Tequila Bar Champions

BAY AREA—Congrats to the duo of Bay Area locals who picked up prizes at Friday night's James Beard Awards for food writing: Chow's senior editor, John Birdsall (right), won the Food and Culture prize for his Lucky Peach essay "America, Your Food Is So Gay," while Santa Rosa's John Ash picked up the cookbook award in the Single Subject category for Culinary Birds. The Beard Awards for restaurants go down tonight; stay tuned tomorrow for winners. [~ EN ~]

OUTER RICHMOND/THE MISSION—Also in the winner's circle for Cinco de Mayo: Tommy's Mexican Restaurant and Mosto, which were named among the 25 best tequila bars in the U.S. by Thrillist. [Thrillist]

SAN FRANCISCO—Proof that lunchtime can be dangerous: Giants pitcher Matt Cain is on the disabled list for 15 days after cutting himself while making a sandwich. [CBS5]

THE MISSIONDeborah Madison, who just took home a Beard Award on Friday for her book Vegetable Literacy, is headed to Foreign Cinema tomorrow for a special three-course lunch inspired by the book. Considering that weekday lunch isn't usually offered, it might be a good reason to drop the $85, especially to enjoy the sunny weather on the patio. [EaterWire]

Foreign Cinema

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