Congratulations to Mike for a long-overdue award from the folks at the James Beard Foundation:
"Other winners include Fuchsia Dunlop (Lucky Peach), Brett Martin (GQ), and Alice Laussade (Dallas Observer). Tejal Rao (Village Voice) won the Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award, and Mike Sula (Chicago Reader) won the M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award.
The Mind of a Chef won 'TV Program on Location,' and Andrew Zimmern won Outstanding Food Personality/Host forBizarre Foods America."
For my money, he has long been one of the best voices in Chicago food journalism. Glad to know that he's finally gotten the recognition he so truly deserves.