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David Chang at the James Beard Foundation Awards
Photograph: Jena CumboDavid Chang at the James Beard Foundation Awards

The 20 best tweets from the James Beard Awards

The Twitterverse had plenty to say about the 2013 James Beard Awards. Here's our roundup of the 20 best tweets from last night's event.


In between bubbly and air kisses, the food world's tastemakers were doing some serious tweeting at the 2013 James Beard Awards. From superstar chefs to one very confused Belieber, here are the best missives from this year’s awards. Relive the night in 20 tweets.

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The hip-hop heads over at First We Feast kick off the night with some Jay-Z.

Eatocracy big boss Kat Kinsman reveals John Besh's innuendo-laden slip.

Best New Restaurant nominee Alex Stupak (Empellón Cocina) puts out the call for some liquid comfort.

Food & Wine's Justin Chapple scores a little PDA with Andrew Zimmern.

New York Times cocktail guru Robert Simonson finds an untenable booze situation.

Autocorrect plays a cruel joke on Eater's Raphael Brion.

Former Food & Drink editrix Jordana Rothman honors the supernatural elegance of Maguy Le Coze (Le Bernardin).

The age of the celebrity chef in context.

Chef arm candy keeps it real.

The food nerd prom one-ups Met fashion.

Food & Drink editor Mari Uyehara witnesses some heartwarming chef exchanges.

When tweens and food hashtags collide. Beliebit.

The tasting portion of the night gets real.

Saveur's Helen Rosner boils the night down to the essentials.

Chef Art Smith tops the postawards bashes with some ballsy (pun intended) party entertainment.

The fine-dining pros at Del Posto let their hair down.

An after-party starts to devolve.

Food writer extraordinaire Francis Lam weighs in on the night's top bite.

Krug hunter Belinda Chang owns up on diva-battle losses.

Culinary kingpin David Chang closes out hangover observations with a little Biggie.

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