James Beard Finalists

The James Beard Finalists have been announced today! We are so excited to hear who made it and even some of our favorites have made the cut. We’d like to congratulate everyone and wish the best of luck to all!

The awards ceremony will kick off on Friday, April 24th, 2015 starting with the Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards.  Then the winners of the Chef and Restaurant awards will be announced at the official Awards Gala & Reception on Monday, May 4, 2015 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Below is a list of some of the categorizes and the finalists in those, to look at the full list click here. Congratulations to everyone, we can’t wait to see who wins!

Best New Restaurant
Presented by True Refrigeration®
Bâtard, NYC
Central Provisions, Portland, ME
Cosme, NYC
Parachute, Chicago
Petit Trois, Los Angeles
The Progress, San Francisco
Spoon and Stable, Minneapolis

Outstanding Bar Program
Presented by Tanqueray No. TEN®
Arnaud’s French 75 Bar, New Orleans
Bar Agricole, San Francisco
Maison Premiere, Brooklyn, NY
Trick Dog, San Francisco
The Violet Hour, Chicago

Outstanding Restaurant
Presented by Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water
Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, NY
Highlands Bar and Grill, Birmingham, AL
Momofuku Noodle Bar, NYC
Per Se, NYC
The Spotted Pig, NYC

Outstanding Wine Program
A16, San Francisco
Bern’s Steak House, Tampa, FL
FIG, Charleston, SC
McCrady’s, Charleston, SC
Spago, Beverly Hills, CA

Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional
Presented by BACARDÍ® GRAN RESERVA
Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, DE
Ron Cooper, Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, Ranchos de Taos, NM
Ted Lemon, Littorai Wines, Sebastopol, CA
Rajat Parr, Mina Group, San Francisco
Harlen Wheatley, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Frankfort, KY

Want to see the list of the semifinalist click here.

Cheers,

Meggie

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