2013 James Beard Award Semi-Finalists Announced!

The James Beard Foundation has announced the 2013 JBA Semi-Finalists, which means that these are the chefs who, no, seriously, now have to get their shiz together, and start thinking about buying a dress. Or dress shoes.

Highlights include:

    • Andrew Zimmern fave Butcher & The Boar in Minneapolis and Alex Stupak’s Empellon Cocina in NYC for Best New Restaurant
    • The Aviary for Outstanding Bar Program
    • Hugh Acheson’s Five & Ten and Andrew Zimmerman’s Sepia for Outstanding Wine Program
    • Danny Bowien for Rising Star Chef of the Year (ahem, called it)

You can check out the full list below, and stay tuned for the announcement of the official nominees, live from Charleston, on Monday, March 18th.

[James Beard Foundation]

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