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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, February 9, 2010

James Beard Foundation names 2010 'America's Classics'

Advertiser Staff

The James Beard Foundation has named its five 2010 America's Classics Award honorees restaurants with timeless appeal and food that reflects the character of the community, whether holes in the wall, lunch counters or down-home eateries.

The awards will be presented May 3 at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in New York City.
The five honorees are:
Mary & Tito's Cafe, Albuquerque, N.M., a family-owned adobe cafe featuring New Mexican food.
The Bright Star, Bessemer, Ala., serving a unique Greek-meets-Southern cuisine for more than 100 years.
Al's French Frys, South Burlington, Vt, serving famous crispy, crackly French fires from a counter in a small hot for more than 60 years.
Calumet Fishereis, Chicago, Ill., a stand-alone shack serving fried and oak-smoked seafood and shellfish since 1948.
Gustavus Inn, Gustavus, Ak., specialising in family-style fish suppers in this tiny community.
A previous winner of this award was Helena's Hawaiian Foods in Kalihi.