Food Feature 2023

The category Food Feature recognizes an article that focuses on the local cuisine, recipes, restaurants and/or individuals in the magazine’s region. This is a combined category that is judged for both the quality of writing and the design choices.


The Golden Age of Maine Pizza Is Now
Down East
Contributors: Will Grunewald, Brian Kevin, Adrienne Perron, Joe Ricchio, Joel Crabtree, Mike O’Leary

In love with this piece! It’s clever and rollicking and friendly and smart. all those bits and no two follow a formulaic writing style.
— IRMA Awards Jury


Hot Take
Cottage Life
Contributors: David Zimmer, Jackie Davis, Jarett Sitter, Bradley Reinhardt, Liann Bobechko


Burger Kings
New Mexico Magazine
Contributors: Molly Boyle, Douglas Merriam, Danilo Agutoli, John McCauley



Cheap Eats
Acadiana Profile
Contributors: Eric Cormier, Joseph Vidrine, S. E. George, Sarah George, Melanie Spencer


The Mexican Food Capital of the World and Elsewhere
Arizona Highways
Contributors: Lawrence Cheek, Steven Meckler, Keith Whitney, Jeff Kida, Robert Stieve