Best Chef Northeast: Rob Evans
Chef Rob Evans, of Hugo's, won the James Beard Foundations Best Chef Northeast 2009. Congrats!
[Update 5/5 via PPH] "I think we've got a good scene happening in Portland," Evans said, minutes after receiving the award. "It's not only good for me, but it's good for Portland. It solidifies Portland's standing as a strong food town."
[And via Down East, Evans says:] “We’re still high as a kite. Last night we were on cloud nine for sure. It’s like we entered an exclusive club or something. It’s really exciting.