Follow us:

All You Can Eat

Trend-setting restaurants, Northwest cookbooks, local food news and the people who make them happen.

May 4, 2009 at 5:45 PM

Win or lose, Tom Douglas is an outstanding restaurateur

OK, so Tom didn’t win the James Beard Award for America’s “Outstanding Restaurateur” (again) this year — even if he did deserve it. Drew Nieporent of NYC’s Myriad Restaurant Group took the medal away from him, and from contenders Keith McNally, Rich Melman and Stephen Starr. (Nieporent’s crack as he took to the stage where Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich presented: “Who are these two skinny #@$-ing bastards?”) But there’s no question: as far as we here in the Northwest are concerned, Tom Douglas is an outstanding restaurateur, as you can plainly see from the photos below:

Tom, out standing in front of his Greek-accented restaurant, Lola

Tom, out standing in front of the Empire Hotel in NYC in 2008

Comments | More in Awards and Contests

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►