Alice Laussade and City of Ate Score James Beard Nominations

The Cheap Bastard may soon be one fancy, bling-toting bastard.

Our beloved Alice Laussade, a regular contributor to City of Ate, today picked up a James Beard Foundation nomination in the contest's inaugural humor category for her story, "OK, Who Put Food in My Beer?" Laussade's up against Slate.com's Rosecrans Baldwin and the fictional Ruth Bourdain, whose sensational appearance on the food scene may have helped inspire the creation of the humor division.

The Beard awards, considered the Oscars of the food world, were called "a consecration that validates all my years in the trade" by the legendary Jacques Pepin, who collected honors by the barrelful.

City of Ate was also nominated for best group blog. We're up against The Epi-Log and Grub Street New York: Wish us luck.

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