Hungry for Linkage: NoVA Nabs James Beard Nominations + Sliders in Arlington + California Beer Drought

Friday foodie news to share.

By: Natalie Manitius

James Beard Foundation semi-finalists include Luca Paschina of Barboursville Vineyards for Outstanding Wine Professional and Cathal Armstrong of Restaurant Eve and Tarver King of The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm for Best Mid-Atlantic Chef . [JBF]

Model Jourdan Dunn‘s video cooking show, Well Dunn with Jourdan Dunn, starts its third season with a vegan Thai chili recipe.

Arlington welcomes truck DC Sliders, equipping lunch-goers with an eclectic mix of mini burgers. Among them are the Elvis burger, a slider dressed with peanut butter, banana and bacon and the Slider Mac, a beefy bun topped with mac and cheese. [ARLnow]

Willow Restaurant unveiled new lunch specials, including  smoked brisket and chorizo chili and New England clam chowder. [Willow]

California weather woes threaten brewers: The state’s drought forces Lagunitas Brewing Company and Petaluma Brewing Company, among others, to consider new alternatives for keeping water sources afloat. [NPR]

Old Bust Heading Brewing Company releases Chinquapin Chestnut Porter this weekend.