Oh God. Oh dear. Oh dear God yes. Michael Ruhlman and Tony Bourdain will be presenting the 1st Annual Golden Clog Awards, celebrating the best and worst in food, at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival in February.
The following photo and award categories have been taken from Michael Ruhlman's blog, which is eons more awesome than mine will ever be....
Awards to be given include the Alton Award (food personality who can actually cook), the Fergus Award (best performance in offal), the Rocco Award (worst career move by talented chef), the Chef's Chef Award (least heralded yet most deserving working chef), and the Mario Award (chef'restaurateur who best multi-tasked, merchandised, multi-performed, and generally whored him or herself yet still continued to make significant and valuable contributions to the restaurant landscape).
If anyone could possibly hook me up with an afterparty invite, I'd love to buy Ruhlman and Bourdain a drink (or a dozen, in Bourdain's probable case).