The James Beard Award nominations include Los Angeles writers but never as many as one might think.
MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award
Jesse Katz, Los Angeles Magazine, “Wheels of Fortune” (10/06)
Newspaper or Magazine Restaurant Review or Critique
Brad A. Johnson, Angeleno, Food Drink Review: Wilshire, Cut, Katsuya (1/06, 9/06, 10/06)
Patric Kuh, Los Angeles Magazine, “Beyond Sushi”, “Small Order”, “Beefed Up” (3/06, 9/06, 11/06)
Eater LA has the full list.