As many in our close foodie community are already aware, food writer and big man and personality Josh Ozersky passed away suddenly early yesterday morning in Chicago, where he was reporting on this year’s James Beard Awards. Our history with Josh runs deep, dating back to 2007 when he did a great write-up about Jimmy’s No. 43 and our then up-and-coming chef Phillip Kirschen-Clark.
Josh co-hosted many bacon and beer tastings with Chris Cuzme and Mary Izett back in those early days, and he joined us on Governors Island in 2010 when we co-produced the first blow out Meatopia. Josh brought many chefs and friends together, and he will be missed.
If you have a little time, you might enjoy watching Josh from 2013 on the Munchies show here: