Michelle Woo Wins Another Major Award for her Profile of Playground's Jason Quinn!

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And the awards just keep coming for our own Michelle. Last month, she won 1st place for best personality profile at the LA Press Club for her 2012 cover story on Playground's Jason Quinn; it was the second year in a row she won that category. This past weekend, Michelle received another prestigious honor for her Quinn profile: 1st place in food writing for the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies.

It was the first time this infernal rag had won an award with AAN since 2008, which makes Michelle's win doubly impressive. Congrats to Michelle! And if you haven't been to Playground yet, what the hell are you waiting for?

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The Playground

220 E. 4th St., Santa Ana, CA

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Hey, I got a second place once! That was an excellent story. Terrific use of quotes and really captured the guys personality and passion, bumps and all...

JBinOC topcommenter

I'm so happy Michelle is receiving well-deserved recognition! 

Btw, not to brag, but my comment

"I've also been getting laid more, due to the increased exposure to my searingly insightful and incredibly funny comments on the local food scene" 

in "Orange County Register Paywall Creating Traffic Bump for Food Journalism Rivals AND Jobs" (Apr. 29, 2013)

just received first place from the Association of Alternative People who Comment on Alternative Newsweekly Web Posts. 



congrats michelle! you're such an amazing writer who can perfectly capture crazy personalities through words


Is this the same guy that used to own "jasons" near the same location? Looks like him- he's a friend of some friends. 

Cesar Jaime
Cesar Jaime

whats so amazing about this prick? arrogant ahole

949girl topcommenter

My friend was just telling me Jason Quinn was on a recent episode of Chopped on the Food Network!  Just when I stopped dvr'ing it too :-(

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