Bern's Steak House, a Tampa Bay institution for 60 years, has earned an honor from the James Beard Foundation for its tremendous wine selection.

James Beard announced Bern's honor for "Outstanding Wine Program," recognizing the Hyde Park icon, which offers 6,800 varieties and has more than a million bottles between its in-house cellar and nearby warehouse -- the largest private wine collection in the world.

Bern's hosts a week-long wine festival every April.

The Laxer family's restaurant on South Howard Avenue is the heart of an expanding foodie empire that includes Haven and the Epicurean Hotel.