As we previously mentioned, last night was the big awards night in the American restaurant world at the annual James Beards Awards at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall in New York City. Daniel Humm, of New York’s Eleven Madison Park, was awarded the coveted Outstanding Chef Award, while Outstanding Restaurant went to Boulevard in San Francisco. “I’m going to take over his restaurant when he gets tired,” said Humm jokingly with Daniel Boulud, moments after receiving the honor.  “I don’t even have to change the name!” Big laughs from the gallery. Here’s a list of all the winners, below photos of the action.

Photos by Gabi Porter and Matt Rodbard

Daniel Humm and Daniel Boulud.

Michael Anthony and Christina Tosi.

Jamie Bissonnette packed a flask of Fernet.

Buckwheat canapés from Gary Danko.

Jim Meehan (center with medal) with his crew from PDT.

Interviewing the Bromberg Brothers.

Jim Meehan sharing the love.

David Chang and Christina Tosi.

Paul Grieco.

Top Chef winner Paul Qui.

Thomas Keller.

Andrew Zimmern.

April Bloomfield.

Duff Goldman.

Michael White.

John Besh (left) and Aaron Sanchez (right).

Outstanding Chef: Daniel Humm, Eleven Madison Park (NYC)
Outstanding Restaurant: Boulevard (San Francisco)
Rising Star Chef: Christina Tosi, Momofuku Milk Bar (NYC)
Best New Restaurant:  Next (Chicago)
Best Chef: Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH):  Bruce Sherman, North Pond (Chicago)
Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic (D.C., DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA): Maricel Presilla, Cucharamama (Hoboken, NJ)
Best Chef: Midwest (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI): Tory Miller, L’Etoile (Madison, WI)
Best Chef: New York City: Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern
Best Chef: Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY STATE, RI, VT): Tim Cushman, O Ya (Boston)
Best Chef: Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY), Matt Dillon, Sitka & Spruce (Seattle)
Best Chef: Pacific (CA, HI), Matt Molina, Osteria Mozza (Los Angeles)
Best Chef: South (AL, AR, FL, LA, MS): Chris Hastings, Hot and Hot Fish Club (Birmingham, AL)
Best Chef: Southeast (GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, WV), Hugh Acheson, Five and Ten (Athens, GA) and Linton Hopkins, Restaurant Eugene (Atlanta)
Best Chef: Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, NV, OK, TX, UT), Paul Qui, Uchiko (Austin, TX)
Outstanding Wine, Beer or Spirits Professional, Paul Grieco, Terroir (NYC)
Outstanding Wine Program, No. 9 Park (Boston)
Outstanding Bar Program, PDT (NYC)
Outstanding Service, La Grenouille (NYC)
Outstanding Pastry Chef, Mindy Segal, Mindy’s Hot Chocolate (Chicago)
Outstanding Restaurateur, Tom Douglas, Tom Douglas Restaurants (Seattle)