Omnivore - CL nominated for 2 AFJ awards

It’s an honor just to be nominated


The Association of Food Journalists dropped its list of award finalists for the 2014 school year and Creative Loafing has been honored with two nominations: Best Newspaper Special Food Project for the 2014 Food Issue and Best Writing on Beer, Wine and/or Spirits for Austin L. Ray’s September cover story on Red Brick Brewing Company.

The Food Issue was built around the theme of “Legacy” and included an expansive history of Atlanta farmers markets by CL Food Editor Stephanie Dazey; a mind-melting web of restaurant connections by Dazey, Restaurant Critic Jennifer Zyman, and Graphic Designer Rachel Hortman; tours of swanky old school haunts by Scott Henry and Joeff Davis; burritos, BBQ; brews; recipes from ATL’s ethnic food trailblazers, and more. Writers, editors, photographers and graphic designers on the project included: Cliff Bostock, Todd Brock, Angela Hansberger, Scott Henry, Brad Kaplan, Alex Lockie, Miles Macquarrie, Sucheta Rawal, Austin L. Ray, Jennifer Zyman, Wes Duvall, Rachel Hortman, Joeff Davis, Konyin Ayuba, Eric Cash, Adam Komich, Matthew Smith, Mia Yakal, Dazey and yours truly.

Ray’s longform feature on Red Brick Brewing, nee Atlanta Brewing Company, looked at the scrappy local brewer’s fight to stay relevant and in business over the last 21 years. The story traced the ascension of the craft beer market in Atlanta over the past two decades, the fight over distribution and direct sales, and the brewery’s fresh talent that’s turning out some of the best beer in the company’s history.

Winners will be announced Sept. 17 at AFJ’s annual conference in St. Petersburg, Fla.