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Houston's JBF Losing Streak Continues

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james-beard-medal-media-awards-150.jpgHouston took home no James Beard Awards this year, despite having two venerable finalists in contention. Alison Cook, food critic for the Houston Chronicle and Hugo Ortega, of Hugo's in Montrose lost to Alan Richman of GQ and Paul Qui of Top Chef and Uchiko fame. The last Houston chef to win in the Best Chef Southwest category was Robert Del Grande in 1992. [Eater National, Culturemap]