The James Beard Foundation announced the six recipients of its 2022 America's Classics Award.
A Restaurant and Chef Awards category, the America's Classics Award is given to locally owned restaurants that have timeless appeal and are beloved regionally for quality food that reflects the character of its community.
Among the 2022 James Beard Foundation America's Classics Award winners is the Milwaukee establishment Solly's Grille, best known for its butter burger. Created in 1936 by Kenneth "Solly" Salmon, this sandwich features ground sirloin with stewed onions with the crowning glory of farm-fresh Wisconsin butter that overflows onto the plateand the restaurant reportedly uses 130 pounds of butter each week.
Other recipients include Casa Vega, of Sherman Oaks, California; Corinne's Place, of Camden, New Jersey; Wo Hop, of NYC: The Busy Bee Cafe, of Atlanta; and Florence's Restaurant, of Oklahoma City.
They will be celebrated at the James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards ceremony on Monday, June 13, at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.