It is a sad morning in Charleston. Craig Deihl of Cypress lost out on last night's Best Chef Southeast James Beard award to Hugh Acheson of Five & Ten in Athens, GA and Linton Hopkins of Restaurant Eugene in Atlanta, GA.
What we hate more than losing? The fact that Esquire's John Mariani called it.
· Winners: 2012 James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards [~E~]
· Cypress [Official Site]
[Photo: Peter Frank Edwards]