Tandy Wilson, City House Chef and SHP Favorite, Wins Music City's First "Best Chef: Southeast" James Beard Award...

Photo by Andrea Behrend

Finally! Congratulations to Chef Tandy Wilson of Nashville's renowned City House: after a 10-year run as a nominee, the last four as a finalist, he won Best Chef: Southeast at the James Beard Foundation Awards last night in Chicago. A Spring House Press favorite, Wilson has contributed to both Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations and A Colander, Cake Stand, and My Grandfather's Iron Skillet.  (And, like Wilson, the other Southeast finalists were Spring House Press contributors: Kevin Gillespie–Gunshow, Atlanta; Edward Lee–610 Magnolia, Louisville, KY; and Steve Satterfield–Miller Union, Atlanta.)  

About time the JB Awards finally put the spotlight on Wilson...and if you get to City House, make sure you try the Belly Ham pizza.  Check out the story in The Tennessean...