Prime Rib’s Beler to receive top culinary award

Buzz Beler

Buzz Beler, owner of The Prime Rib in Baltimore, will receive the Silver Plate Award in the Independent Restaurants category on May 23 at the 2011 International Foodservice Manufacturers Association’s awards celebration.

The event is part of the National Restaurant Association convention in Chicago.

After graduating from law school Beler spent two years in the U.S. Army in Heidelberg, Germany, serving in military intelligence.

He then practiced law before he and his brother Nick founded the restaurant in 1965. They later opened Prime Ribs in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

Beler has served on the boards of the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Maryland Restaurant Association.

Buzz Beler

Education: McDonogh School; B.A., University of Virginia; L.L.B., University of Maryland Law School.
Daily commute: Eight blocks.
Most recent vacation: Bal Harbour, Fla.
Hobby: Thoroughbred racehorses.
Favorite book: “Steppenwolf” by Herman Hesse.
Most recently read: “Freakonomics” by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.
Favorite food: prime rib, medium rare.
Favorite quotation: “The harder I work the luckier I get.”

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