Association of Food Journalists names its contest winners

The Houston Chronicle’s Alison Cook received the Best Restaurant Criticism award at last night’s Association of Food Journalists awards dinner.ribbon The Best Newspaper Food Coverage prize for large-circulation papers went to the Tampa Bay Times. (The San Antonio Express-News and Raleigh News & Observer also won the award in their circulation categories.)

Steve Hoffman of the Minneapolis Star Tribune won for Best Food Essay.’s Food for Thought was named Best Food Blog, while the Best Food Column award went to Kathleen Purvis of the Charlotte Observer.

* 2014 Association of Food Journalists contest winners (