5/06/2013 05:57:00 PM

Photo of the Day: Mike Sula Wins Beard Award for Eating Squirrel

Eastern Grey Squirrel via Wikipedia
OK, it was a bit more thoughtful than just eating a squirrel. Last night, Reader’s Mike Sula won the M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award for his piece “Chicken of the Trees.” The long-form article chronicled Sula’s journey around the Midwest learning about the history and technique of squirrel consumption. This was Sula’s third nomination but first win. Another Chicago journalist picked up a James Beard Award. Nina Barrett from WBEZ won a radio award for her series “Fear of Frying.” This is the second year in a row she took the prize.

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