Tonight the James Beard house is hosting a dinner at the Waverly Inn with ticket prices around $200. Basically this is for those rich in cash but poor in cachet who can't normally get a table in the somehow still exclusive diner. Part of the reward, other than the candy cane beets and arugula, was the chance to rub shoulders with the leonine eminence gris Graydon Carter, who is not only an owner but was also listed as one of the event's hosts. Sadly for those gourmand suckers, Mr. Carter shan't be attending. Something something about Father's Day and children, according to the PR firm.