Archive for May, 2011

Chef Alex discusses his James Beard win with AnnArbor.com

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Zingerman’s Roadhouse chef and owner Alex Young won his first James Beard Foundation Award at a ceremony in New York on Monday evening. AnnArbor.com caught up with Chef Alex by phone as he was driving home, with his family and his camper in tow.

Read the full phone interview here.

Camp Bacon Dinner with Andrea Reusing

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Welcome to Camp!

Zingerman’s 2nd Annual Camp Bacon welcome campers and bacon-lovers to kick-off this weekend event with a special bacon dinner. We are welcoming James Beard winning author Andrea Reusing from Lantern Restaurant in Chapel Hill, NC to join Chef Alex, also recently named James Beard Best Chef in the Great Lakes, in the kitchn. Together the pair has created a menu full of seasonal, local ingredients and of course, bacon.

Learn more about Camp Bacon at www.zingermanscampbacon.com and learn more about Andrea Reusing and Lantern Restaurant at www.lanternrestaurant.com

Dinner is $45 per person, beverages additional

This dinner is SOLD OUT! Please call 734.663.3663 to be added to the waitlist.

Dexter High School Garden Project Fundraiser Dinner

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

$45 per person / $25 tax-deductible
Beverages and gratuity additional

The Roadhouse has long had a passion for teaching young students about farming, gardening and knowing where their food comes from. It is our honor to be a part of the Dexter High School Garden Project, whose mission it is to provide DHS students with a connection to healthy food, food self-reliance, career pathways and to each other and to celebrate our Dexter agricultural heritage. It will be a lasting tribute to Kevin Sullivan: DHS dad, gardener, food-lover and friend.

The garden will be adjacent to both the school greenhouse and the foods lab, and will make the connection between the two–helping students to better understand where food originates and how it nourishes them. Produce from the garden will be used in cooking classes and for donation to the community. The garden will include beds for growing produce, a seating area, and will ultimately include a hoophouse, meditation area, permaculture area with trees, student-engineered irrigation system, and an art installation.

Chef Alex Young, a DHS dad himself, and a group of passionate, young DHS students, have created a menu showcasing local farms and foods. We hope you join us for a great dinner with a great cause.

This dinner is SOLD OUT! Please call 734.663.3663 to be added to the waitlist.

Roadhouse Chef Alex Young Wins Best Chef in the Great Lakes Region from the James Beard Foundation!

Monday, May 9th, 2011

We just got news (a text actually) from Alex’s family at the awards that Alex took home the prize tonight in New York City at the James Beard Awards Foundation. Congrats Alex! Here’s a candid taken right after the award. I doubt you’ll ever see him in a tux again!