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Zagat: Insider’s Guide to the James Beard Awards


Can’t decide between the culinary showdown of the year and the boxing one? Newly reopened Rockit Bar & Grill hosts Beard & Boxing on Saturday from 7 AM to 3 PM, with a live broadcast of the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. In addition, chef Kevin Hickey will prepare a dining tour showcasing signature selections from the group’s restaurants (Rockit Burger Bar, Sunda,Bottlefork, The Duck Inn and Ay Chiwowa). Assorted beverages will also be available, including a specialty punch crafted exclusively for the day. The event costs $125, or $75 for James Beard Foundation members.

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