The national James Beard Awards were held Monday at the Civic Opera House, with several Chicagoans taking home top honors. The ceremony is sometimes referred to as the Academy Awards of the food industry because of the stars and celebrities it attracts.
Morning Shift gets the inside scoop from two journalists who covered the event live from the red carpet.
GUESTS: Monica Eng, WBEZ reporter
Louisa Chu, Chicago Tribune food and dining reporter
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