Paul Kahan brings home a Beard and other food news bites



• Paul Kahan (tied with David Chang for Outstanding Chef), Stephanie Izard (Best Chef: Great Lakes), and the Aviary (Outstanding Bar Program) all won James Beard Awards on Monday.

• Myron Freedman, owner of the venerable Lincolnwood steak house Myron & Phil's, died Thursday night, reports the Skokie Review. A half hour later a fire broke out in a storage room in the restaurant.

• At Chicago, Whet Moser responds to a bad argument put forth in Slate, arguing that Good Food Doesn't Have to Be Class Warfare.

• The mayor proposed nine additional food-truck parking spaces, which would bring the number to 30, reports the Trib.

• The Green City Market has moved outdoors and the Local Beet was there.

• Check out the promo video for Next's vegan menu, which went on sale this week and promptly sold out its first month:

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