Some of you love him. Some of you hate him. But when it comes time for the James Beard Award finalists to be announced, odds are he--that being Jason Sheehan--will be among the nominees. And this year is no different, as Sheehan is among three finalists in the review category, pitted against two Angelinos: Patric Kuh of Los Angeles and Jonathan Gold, the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer at LA Weekly, a sister paper of ours.
Sheehan, who joined Seattle Weekly's staff at the beginning of the year after a prolific run at our Denver sister paper, Westword, has won a Beard Award before and been nominated multiple times. The current nomination recognizes his work at Westword, and hopefully his emerging Seattle oeuvre will garner similar praise in the not-too-distant future. Congrats, Jason!