Calumet Fisheries Wins James Beard Award

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Feb 8, 2010 4:20PM

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Finalists for the 2010 James Beard Foundation awards won't be announced until late next month, but it can be told with certainty that Chicago will be home to one Beard Award winner this year. Calumet Fisheries, home to the best smoked fish on the South Side, is one of five recipients of the Beard Foundation's American Classics award. The award is given to smaller, casual restaurants that leave an impression on their respective areas and the Beard Award committee.

This is the second high-profile nod to Calumet Fisheries in the past two years. Anthony Bourdain visited the restaurant in his Chicago episode of "No Reservations."