Monday, March 18, 2013

The 2013 James Beard Nominees Are In . . .

Chef Curtis Duffy and his team at Grace are one of the James Beard nominees for 2013. (Photo: Michael Muser)

The nominees for the 2013 James Beard Awards have been released.

Chicago's representing our vibrant dining scene well this year, with One Off Hospitality (avec, Blackbird, Violet Hour, etc.) leading the pack with four noms and West Loop newcomer Grace in the running for Best New Restaurant.

Here is how Chicago fared:

Best Chefs, Great Lakes (Ill., Ind., Mich., Ohio)

Dave Beran (Next; Chicago)

Stephanie Izard (Girl & The Goat; Chicago)

Jonathan Sawyer (Greenhouse Tavern; Cleveland, Ohio)

Paul Virant (Vie; Western Springs, Ill.)

Andrew Zimmerman (Sepia; Chicago)

Best New Restaurant

Empellón Cocina (NYC)

Grace (Chicago)

The Ordinary (Charleston)

Rich Table (San Francisco)

State Bird Provisions (San Francisco)

Outstanding Bar Program

The Aviary (Chicago)

Bar Agricole (San Francisco)

The Bar at the NoMad Hotel (New York)

Holeman & Finch Public House (Atlanta)

Pegu Club (New York)

Violet Hour (Chicago)

Outstanding Service

Del Posto (New York)

Quince (San Francisco)

The Restaurant at Meadowood (St. Helens, Calif.)

Topolobampo (Chicago)

Vetri (Philadelphia)

Outstanding Restaurateur

Maguy Le Coze (Le Bernandin; New York)

Donnie Madia (One Off Hospitality; Chicago)

Piero Selvaggio (Valentino Restaurant Group: Valentino, Vin Bar; Los Angeles)

Carolyn Styne (Lucques; West Hollywood, Calif.)

Phil Suarez (Suarez Restaurant Group; New York)

The Slanted Door (San Francisco)

Spiaggia (Chicago)

Rising Star Chef of the Year

Jimmy Bannos, Jr. (Purple Pig; Chicago)

Danny Bowien (Mission Chinese Food; San Francisco and New York)

Thomas McNaughton (Flour+Water; San Francisco)

David Posey (Blackbird; Chicago)

Blaine Wetzel (The Willows Inn; Lummi Island, Wash.)

Outstanding Chef

Sean Brock (McCrady’s; Charleston)

David Chang (Momofuku Noodle Bar; New York)

Gary Danko (Restaurant Gary Danko; San Francisco)

Suzanne Goin (Lucques; West Hollywood, Calif.)

Paul Kahan (Blackbird; Chicago)

Nancy Silverton (Pizzeria Mozza; Los Angeles)

Here's the complete list of nominees. Winners will be announced May 6 in New York.

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