AUSTIN, Texas (March 19, 2013)Dark Rye, an online magazine from Whole Foods Market, has been nominated for the 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards for Group Food Blog. The publication also received a nomination for Video Webcast, On Location for its series “The Curious Adventures of Kirk Lombard” produced by Kelly Le Castre, an executive producer at Whole Foods Market.

Launched in 2012, Dark Rye uses multimedia storytelling and accessible DIY projects to inspire visitors to pursue their dreams while fostering a more creative and compelling world. This is Dark Rye’s first James Beard nomination.

Other nominees for Group Food Blog include Eater National and Grub Street New York. For a complete list of James Beard Foundation Awards nominees, visit

Awards will be announced on May 3 in New York City.