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And the 2017 James Beard Award for Best Chef Northwest Goes to...

Portland’s Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton, the powerhouse couple behind Ox and Superbite

Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton and Greg Denton
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The swank 2017 James Beard Foundation Awards’ ceremony and gala — sometimes referred to as “the Oscars of the food world” — is still going live at the Lyric Opera in Chicago, and the award for Best Chef Northwest has just been announced: The 2017 winners are Portland’s Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton, the powerhouse couple behind Ox and Superbite.

Since opening Ox in 2012, the two chefs — partners in both business and love — have dominated grilling in the City of Roses, armed with a specially channeled grill that does wonders to everything from rib-eyes to foraged mushrooms.

As Denton and Quiñónez Denton told Eater PDX last week, the past year had already been a big one. Not only did they open their second restaurant, Superbite, but they published a cookbook and embarked on a cross-country book tour. Winning the biggest award for chefs in the Pacific Northwest is an incredible way to cap it off. A hearty congratulations to Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton, recipients of the 2017 James Beard Award for Best Chef Northwest.

Ox

2225 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97212 Visit Website

SuperBite

527 SW 12th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205 Visit Website

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