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James Beard Awards 2019: Semi-finalist Announcement of Restaurants and Chefs

Today, the James Beard Foundation announced its Semi-finalists of restaurants and chefs for 2019. And this year, the list promises to be more diverse than in previous years.

Last October, the James Beard Foundation changed its policies to ensure a more diverse group of decision-makers and winners. For the first time, the composition of its awards committees would reflect the demographic data of the US Census. To this end, new members of the committee are on the expanded 19-member list: culinary writers Khushbu Shah, Joseph Hernandez and Adrian Miller. The foundation has also asked these committee members to increase the diversity of prize judges, a group that includes committee members, industry experts, as well as hundreds of previous James Beard award winners and regional panelists. .

According to the James Beard Foundation, these guidelines allowed the representation of people of color to rise by 8% in the committee and by 14% at the Restaurant & Chef, Book, Broadcast and Journalism judges. Women's representation has increased by 5%. Representatives of the semi-finalists in the categories of restaurants and chefs saw their representation of people of color increase by 7%, although the number of women from last year.

Once the judges and committee members have voted, this "long list" will be reduced to five nominees among the finalists by category, which will be announced Wednesday, March 27 at a press conference in Houston. The James Beard Awards Gala, where the previously announced America's Classics winners will also be announced, is scheduled for Monday, May 6 in Chicago. (Meanwhile, the winners of the media awards will be unveiled on Friday, April 26.)

Below is the complete list of semi-finalists.

Best new restaurant

Adda Indian Canteen, NYC
Andiario, West Chester, PA
Fisherman, San Francisco
Atomix, NYC
Bardea Food & Drink, Wilmington, DE
Bavel, Los Angeles
Bywater American Bistro, New Orleans
Duck, Portland, OR
Celeste, Somerville, MA
Tit, Boston
Ellē, Washington, D.C.
The Elysian Bar, New Orleans
Folk, Nashville
Frenchette, NYC
Kyoten, Chicago
Larder Delicatessen and Bakery, Cleveland
Lineage, Wailea, HI
Majordomo, Los Angeles
Marrow, Detroit
Nyum Bai, Oakland, California
Passerotto, Chicago
Petra and the Beast, Dallas
Popol Vuh, Minneapolis
Q House, Denver
Sawyer, Seattle
English spoken, Washington, D.C.
The Stanley, Charlotte, North Carolina
Suerte, Austin
The Surf Club Restaurant, Surfside, Florida
Vianda, San Juan, PR

Outstanding baker

Umber Ahmad, Bakery Mah-Ze-Dahr, NYC
Kim Boyce, Pastry, Portland, OR
Andy Clark, Moxie Bread Co., Louisville, CO
Evrim Dogu and Evin Dogu, Sub Rosa Bakery, Richmond, VA
Tova du Plessis, Essen Bakery, Philadelphia
Zachary Golper, Well Cooked, NYC
Don Guerra, Barrio Bread, Tucson, AZ
Naomi Harris, Madruga Bakery, Coral Gables, FL
Stephanie Hart, Brown Sugar Bakery, Chicago
Maura Kilpatrick, Sofra Bakery and Cafe, Cambridge, MA
Lisa Ludwinski, Sister Pie, Detroit
Greg Mindel, Bakehouse Neighbor, San Francisco
Taylor Petrehn, 1900 Barker, Lawrence, KS
Alison Pray, Standard Baking Co., Portland, ME
Nathaniel Reid, Nathaniel Reid Bakery, Kirkwood, MO
Avery Ruzicka, Manresa Bread, Los Gatos, CA
Kit Schumann and Jesse Schumann, Sea Wolf Bakers, Seattle
Debbie Swenerton, Black Bear Bread Co., Grayton Beach, FL
Greg Wade, Publican Quality Bread, Chicago
Chris Wilkins, Root Baking Co., Atlanta

Exceptional bar program

Anvil Bar & Refuge, Houston
The Atomic Lounge, Birmingham, AL
The Baldwin Bar, Woburn, MA
Farm Bar, San Francisco
Bryant's Cocktail Lounge, Milwaukee
Clavel Mezcaleria, Baltimore
Columbia Room, Washington, D.C.
Dead Rabbit, NYC
Expatriate, Portland, OR
Kimball House, Decatur, Georgia
The Factoría, San Juan, PR
Leyenda, Brooklyn, NY
Lost Lake, Chicago
The Monarch Bar, Kansas City, MO
Monk's Cafe, Philadelphia
No anchor, Seattle
Old Lightning, Marina Del Rey, California
Planter's House, St. Louis
Saint Leo, Oxford, MS
Ticonderoga Club, Atlanta

Outstanding chef

Ashley Christensen, Poole's Restaurant, Raleigh, North Carolina
Renee Erickson, Boat, Seattle
Colby Garrelts, Bluestem, Kansas City, MO
Sarah Grueneberg, Monteverde, Chicago
Shiro Kashiba, Sushi Kashiba, Seattle
David Kinch, Manresa, Los Gatos, CA
Christopher Kostow, Meadowood's Restaurant, St. Helena, California
Corey Lee, Benu, San Francisco
Donald Link, Herbsaint, New Orleans
Margot McCormack, Margot Café & Bar, Nashville
Tory Miller, The Star, Madison, WI
Maricel Presilla, Cucharamama, Hoboken, NJ
Missy Robbins, Lilia, Brooklyn, NY
Chrysa Robertson, Rancho Pinot, Scottsdale, AZ
Gabriel Rucker, The Pigeon, Portland, OR
Chris Shepherd, Georgia James, Houston
Ana Sortun, Oleana, Cambridge, MA
Vikram Sunderam, Rasika, Washington, D.C.
Fabio Trabocchi, Fiola, Washington, D.C.
Marc Vetri, Vetri Cucina, Philadelphia

Outstanding Pastry Chef

Jeb Breakell, the Wolf Tailor, Denver
Ashley Capps, Buxton Hall, Asheville, North Carolina
Juan Contreras, Crenn Workshop, San Francisco
Kelly Fields, Willa Jean, New Orleans
Meg Galus, Boka, Chicago
Megan Garrelts, Rye, Leawood, KS
Zoe Kanan, Simon and the Whale, New York
Michelle Karr-Ueoka, MW Restaurant, Honolulu
Margarita Manzke, Republic, Los Angeles
James Matty, Suraya, Philadelphia
Junko Mine, Cafe Juanita, Kirkland, WA
Diane Moua, spoon and stable, Minneapolis
Ong Pitcher, Siblings, Washington, D.C.
Natasha Pickowicz, Flora Bar, New York
Michelle Polzine, 20th Century Cafe, San Francisco
Rabii Saber, Four Seasons Resort, Orlando, FL
Ricardo "Ricchi" Sanchez, Bullion, Dallas
Laura Sawicki, Laundromat, Austin
Whang Suh, hen and heifer, Guilford, Connecticut
Cynthia Wong, Lifesaving Treats, Charleston, South Carolina

Outstanding restaurant

Balthazar, NYC
Bolete, Bethlehem, PA
Cafe Juanita, Kirkland, WA
El Charro Cafe, Tucson, AZ
FIG, Charleston, SC
Fore Street, Portland, ME
Jaleo, Washington, D.C.
Komi, Washington, D.C.
Market, Eugene, OR
Nopa, San Francisco
Norman's, Orlando, Florida
North Pond, Chicago
O Ya, Boston
The original Ninfa in navigation, Houston
Park BBQ, Los Angeles
Quince, San Francisco
Restaurant Alma, Minneapolis
Sagami, Collingswood, NJ
SriPraPhai, NYC
Zahav, Philadelphia

Exceptional restorer

• Hugh Acheson, Atlanta (Empire State South, Five & Ten, The National and others)
• Paul Bartolotta and Joe Bartolotta, Bartolotta restaurants, Milwaukee (Bartolotta's Ristorante, Harbor House, Bistro Lake Park and others)
• JoAnn Clevenger, Upperline, New Orleans
• Richard DeShantz and Tolga Sevdik, Richard DeShantz Restaurant Group, Pittsburgh (Blue Chicken, Fish and Fowl, Butcher and the Rye and others)
• Benjamin Goldberg and Max Goldberg, Strategic Hospitality, Nashville (Catbird Headquarters, Patterson House, Henrietta Red and others)
• Ruth Gresser, Paradiso's Pizzeria, Washington, D.C. (Paradiso's Pizzeria, Birreria Paradiso)
• Martha Hoover, Patachou Inc., Indianapolis (Patachou Coffee, Little Chou, Public Greens and others)
• Rob Katz and Kevin Boehm, Boka Restaurant Group, Chicago (Boka, Girl and Goat, Momotaro and others)
• Ed Kenney, Honolulu (City, Mud Hen Water, Mahina & Sun's and others)
• Brenda Langton and Timothy Kane, Spoonriver, Minneapolis
• Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz, San Francisco (Chinese Food Mission, The Vivace, Commonwealth)
• Akkapong (Earl) Ninsom, Portland, OR (Langbaan, Hat Yai, PaaDee and others)
• Ken Oringer, Boston (Little Donkey, Toro, Uni and others)
• Steve Palmer, Indigo Road, Charleston, South Carolina (Macintosh, Oak Steakhouse, Indaco and others)
• Julie Petrakis and James Petrakis, Swine family restaurant group, Orlando, Florida (The Ravenous Pig, Cask and Larder, The Polite Pig, etc.).
• Alex Raij and Eder Montero, New York (The Vara, Txikito, Saint Julivert, etc.)
• Ethan Stowell, Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Seattle (Ballard Pizza Co., Bramling Cross, Cortina and others)
• Tracy Vaught, H Town Restaurant Group, Houston (Hugo's, Caracol, Xochi and others)
• Jason Wang, Xi'an Famous Foods, New York
• Ellen Yin, High Street Hotel Group, Philadelphia (Fork, Broad Street Market, High Street on Hudson)

Outstanding service

Back Bay Grill, Portland, ME
Birrieria Zaragoza, Chicago
Brigtsen's, New Orleans
Canlis, Seattle
Chef Vola, Atlantic City, NJ
Food and Wine Frasca, Boulder, CO
The French Room, Dallas
Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Chicago
Hugo's, Houston
Kai Restaurant, Chandler, AZ
Kimball House, Decatur, Georgia
Mama J's, Richmond, VA
Marcel's Robert Wiedmaier, Washington, D.C.
n / naka, Los Angeles
Beijing Gastronomic Inn, Falls Church, VA
Season, San Francisco
Swan Oyster Depot, San Francisco
Tony's, Houston
Victoria & Albert's, Orlando, Florida
Zingerman's Roadhouse, Ann Arbor, MI

Outstanding wine program

Bacchanal, New Orleans
Bachelor Farmer, Minneapolis
Bar Marco, Pittsburgh
Benu, San Francisco
Butcher's shop, Boston
Cote, NYC
Element 47 in Little Nell, Aspen, CO
Greater China, Berkeley, CA
Davenport, Portland, OR
haley.henry, Boston
Income Tax, Chicago
The Sea Urchin, Seattle
Lucky Palace, Bossier City, LA
Miller Union, Atlanta
Night + Market, Los Angeles
Ops, Brooklyn, NY
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse at the Galleria, Houston
Spiaggia, Chicago
Stems and Skins, North Charleston, SC
Tail Up Goat, Washington, D.C.

Exceptional producer of wine, spirits or beer

A Bui, Mekong and Brewpub Response, Richmond, VA
Cathy Corison, Corison Winery, St. Helena, California
Rutger of Vink, vineyards RdV, Delaplane, VA
Dave Green, Malthouse from Skagit Valley, Burlington, WA
Deirdre Heekin, The Garagist, Bethel, Vermont
Nancy Irelan, Red Tail Ridge Winery, Penn Yan, NY
Drew Kulsveen, Willett Distillery, Bardstown, Kentucky
Todd Leopold and Scott Leopold, Leopold Bros., Denver
Sean Lilly Wilson, Fullsteam Brewery, Durham, North Carolina
Ann Marshall and Scott Blackwell, High Wire Distilling Co., Charleston, South Carolina
Steve Matthiasson, Matthiasson Wines, Napa, California
Kim McPherson, McPherson Cellars, Lubbock, TX
Meredith Meyer Grelli, Whiskey Wigle, Pittsburgh
Yoshihiro Sako, Den Sake Brewery, Oakland, California
Jordan Salcito, Ramona, NYC
Mike Sauer, Red Willow Vineyard, Wapato, WA
Jeffrey Stuffings, Jester King Brewery, Austin
Rob Tod, Allagash Brewing Company, Portland, ME
Mhairi Voelsgen, Spirits, Woodinville, WA
Lance Winters, St. George Spirits, Alameda, California

Rising Star, Chef of the Year

Rachel Bennett, Library, St. Petersburg, Florida
Jay Blackinton, Aelder / Hogstone Wood Furnace, Orcas Island, WA
Nick Bognar, Nippon Tei, St. Louis
Ana Castro, Coquette, New Orleans
Valerie Chang and Nando Chang, Itamae, Miami
Calvin Davis, Freshwater, Kansas City, MO
Alisha Elenz, MFK, Chicago
Evan Gaudreau, Renzo, Charleston, South Carolina
Rikki Giambruno, Jacinta, St. Paul, MN
Becca Hegarty, Lunch with Bitter Ends, Pittsburgh
Alexander Hong, Sorrel, San Francisco
Jesse Ito, Royal Izakaya, Philadelphia
Irene Li, Mei Mei, Boston
Giselle Miller, Menton, Boston
Shota Nakajima, Adana, Seattle
Kwame Onwuachi, Kith and Kin, Washington, D.C.
Ian Redshaw, Lampo Neapolitan pizzeria, Charlottesville, VA
Jonathan "Jonny" Rhodes, Indigo Restaurant, Houston
Samantha Sanz, Talavera at the Four Seasons, Scottsdale, AZ
Lena Sareini, Selden Standard, Detroit
Cassie Shortino, Tratto, Phoenix
Nolan Wynn, Banshee, Atlanta
Jonathan Yao, Kato, Los Angeles

Best Chef: Great Lakes

Thai Dang and Danielle Dang, Vietnamese cuisine HaiSous, Chicago
Diana Davila, Mi Tocaya Antojería, Chicago
Paul Fehribach, Big Jones, Chicago
Norberto Garita, El Barzon, Detroit
Jason Hammel, Lula Café, Chicago
Brian Jupiter, Frontier, Chicago
Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark, Parachute, Chicago
Anthony Lombardo, SheWolf, Detroit
Abbi Merriss, Bluebeard, Indianapolis
Ethan Pikas, Provisions for cellar doors, Chicago
David Posey and Anna Posey, Elske, Chicago
Iliana Regan, Kitsune, Chicago
James Rigato, Mabel Gray, Hazel Park, MI
Jose Salazar, Mita's, Cincinnati
Noah Sandoval, Oriole, Chicago
Steven Oakley, Oakleys Bistro, Indianapolis
Genevieve Vang, Bangkok 96, Dearborn, MI
Jill Vedaa Salt Lakewood OH
Kate Williams, Lady of the House, Detroit
Lee Wolen, Boka, Chicago

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic

Joey Baldino, Zeppoli, Collingswood, NJ
Sandeep "Sunny" Baweja, Lehja, Richmond, VA
Jamilka Borges, The Independent Brewing Company, Pittsburgh
Amy Brandwein, Centrolina, Washington, D.C.
Erik Bruner-Yang, brothers and sisters, Washington, D.C.
Kristin Butterworth, Lautrec, Farmington, PA
Tom Cunanan, Bad St., Washington, D.C.
Nicholas Elmi, Laurel, Philadelphia
Randy Forrester, Osteria Radici, Allentown, NJ
Jerome Grant, Sweet Home Café, Washington, D.C.
Haidar Karoum, Chloë, Washington, D.C.
Matthew Kern, Heritage, Lewes, DE
Rich Landau, Vedge, Philadelphia
Cristina Martinez, Philly South Barbacoa, Philadelphia
Dan Richer, Artigianale Pizza Razza, Jersey City, NJ
Jon Sybert, Goat at the tail, Washington, D.C.
Kevin Tien, Himitsu, Washington, D.C.
Cindy Wolf, Charleston, Baltimore
Nobu Yamazaki, Sushi Taro, Washington, D.C.
Wei Zhu, Chengdu Gourmet, Pittsburgh

Best Chef: Midwest

Dane Baldwin, the diplomat, Milwaukee
Karen Bell, La Boucherie Bib, Milwaukee
Thomas Boemer, In Bloom, Minneapolis
Steven Brown, Tilia, Minneapolis
Michael Corvino, Corvino Supper Club and Tasting Room, Kansas City, MO
Daniel del Prado, Martina, Minneapolis
Linda Duerr, The restaurant at 1900, Mission Woods, KS
Michael Gallina, Vicia, St. Louis
Nicholas Goellner, Antler Room, Kansas City, MO
Jonny Hunter, Headquarters, Madison, WI
Dan Jacobs and Dan Van Rite, EsterEv, Milwaukee
Ann Kim, Young Joni, Minneapolis
Lona Luo, Lil Eats of Lona, St. Louis
Jamie Malone, Grand Café, Minneapolis
Jesse Mendica, Olive + Oak, Webster Groves, MO
Tim Nicholson, the boiler room, Omaha, NE
Christina Nguyen, Hai Hai, Minneapolis
Karyn Tomlinson, Corner Table, Minneapolis
Joe Tripp, Harbinger, Des Moines, IA
Ny Vongsaly, Billie-Jean, Clayton, MO

Best Chef: New York City

Cosme Aguilar, Casa Enrique
Emma Bengtsson, Aquavit
Rawia Bishara, Tanoreen, Brooklyn, NY
Amanda Cohen, Dirt Candy
Billy Durney, Bar-B-Que from home, Brooklyn, NY
Sean Gray, Momofuku Ko
Brooks Headley, burger of superiority
Joseph "JJ" Johnson, Henry at the Life Hotel
Sohui Kim, Insa, Brooklyn, NY
Josh Ku and Trigg Brown, Win Son, Brooklyn, NY
Angie Mar, Beatrice Inn
Kyo Pang, Kopitiam
Erik Ramirez, Llamas Hostel, Brooklyn, NY
Ann Redding and Matt Danzer, Uncle Boons
Daniela Soto-Innes, Atla
Jeremiah Stone and Fabián von Hauske, Wildair
Alex Stupak, Empellón Midtown
Scott Tacinelli and Angie Rito, Don Angie
Jody Williams and Rita Sodi, Via Carota
Helen You, Galaxy Dumpling, Queens, NY

Best Chef: Northeast

Unmi Abkin, Coco & The Cellar Bar, Easthampton, Massachusetts
Tyler Anderson, Millwright's, Simsbury, CT
Hannah Black and Carla Perez-Gallardo, Lil 'Deb Oasis, Hudson, NY
Cara Chigazola-Tobin, Honey Road, Burlington, Vermont
Chad Conley and Greg Mitchell, Palace Diner, Biddeford, ME
Krista Kern Desjarlais, The Purple House, North Yarmouth, ME
Vien Dobui, Tu Tu Bot, Portland, ME
Carl Dooley, The Table of Season, Cambridge, MA
Tiffani Faison, Tiger Mama, Boston
Erin French, The Lost Kitchen, Freedom, ME
Victor Parra Gonzalez, Las Puertas, Buffalo, NY
Seizi Imura, Sushi Cafe, Cambridge, MA
Evan Mallett, Black Trumpet, Portsmouth, NH
James Mark, North Providence
Tony Messina, Uni, Boston
Cassie Piuma, Sarma, Somerville, MA
Keiko Suzuki Steinberger, Suzuki Sushi Bar, Rockland, ME
Benjamin Sukle, Oberlin, Providence, RI
Peter Ungár, Tasting Counter, Somerville, MA
David Vargas, Vida Cantina, Portsmouth, NH

Best Chef: North West

Jose Chesa, Ataula, Portland, OR
Peter Cho, Han Oak, Portland, OR
Laura Cole, 229 Parks Restaurant & Tavern, Denali National Park & ​​Preserve, Alaska
Logan Cox, Homer, Seattle
Alejandro Cruz, Modern Novo Latin Table, Eugene, OR
Eric Donnelly, RockCreek, Seattle
Gregory Gourdet, departure, Portland, OR
Eric Johnson, Stateside, Seattle
Taichi Kitamura, Sushi Kappo Tamura, Seattle
Ha (Christina) Luu and Peter Vuong, Ha VL, Portland, OR
Katy Millard, Coquine, Portland, OR
Kristen Murray, Måurice, Portland, OR
Colin Patterson, Mana Restaurant, Leavenworth, WA
Ryan Roadhouse, Nodoguro, Portland, Oregon
Beautiful Schooler at Bocca Al Lupo, Juneau, Alaska
Mutsuko Soma, Kamonegi, Seattle
Dave Wells, Chico Hot Springs Dining Room, Pray, MT
Brady Williams, Canlis, Seattle
Justin Woodward, Castagna, Portland, Oregon
Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi, Joule, Seattle

Best Chef: South

Lindsay Autry, Regional Kitchen and Public Room, West Palm Beach, Florida
David Bancroft, Acre, Auburn, AL
Vishwesh Bhatt, Snackbar, Oxford, MS
Bill Briand, Fisher's Upstairs at Orange Beach Marina, Orange Beach, AL
Clay Conley, Buccan, Palm Beach, Florida
Alex Eaton, Mansison Wood Fire Cooking, Jackson, MS
Jose Enrique, Jose Enrique, San Juan, PR
Kristen Essig and Michael Stoltzfus, Coquette, New Orleans
Maria Mercedes Grubb, Gallo Negro, San Juan, PR
Michael Gulotta, Maypop, New Orleans
Hereford Mason, Turkey and the Wolf, New Orleans
Timothy Hontzas, Johnny's Restaurant, Homewood, AL
Brad Kilgore, Alter, Miami
Niven Patel, Indian cuisine Ghee, Miami
Matthew McClure, The Hive, Bentonville, AR
Alex Perry, Vestige, Ocean Springs, MS
Jeannie Pierola, Edison: Food and Beverage Laboratory, Tampa, FL
Slade Rushing, Brennan's, New Orleans
Melissa Donahue-Talmage Sweet Melissa's Café, Sanibel, FL
Isaac Toups, Toups' Meatery, New Orleans

Best chef: Southeast

Mashama Bailey, The Gray, Savannah, Georgia
Rebecca Barron, St. John's Restaurant, Chattanooga, TN
Jon Buck, Greenville Husk, Greenville, South Carolina
Katie Button, Cúrate, Asheville, North Carolina
Gregory Collier, Loft & Cellar, Charlotte, North Carolina
Cassidee Dabney, The Barn at Blackberry Farm, Walland, TN
Steven Devereaux Greene, Herons, Cary, North Carolina
Oscar Diaz, The Cortez, Raleigh, NC
Bryan Furman, B's BBQ Cracklin, Atlanta
Josh Habiger, Bastion, Nashville
Meherwan Irani, Chai Pani, Asheville, North Carolina
Kevin Johnson, Grocery Store, Charleston, South Carolina
Joe Kindred, Kindred, Davidson, North Carolina
Cheetie Kumar Garland Raleigh NC
Jacques Larson, The Stubborn Girl, Sullivan's Island, SC
Dean Neff, PinPoint, Wilmington, NC
Ryan Smith, Staplehouse, Atlanta
Brian So, Spring, Marietta, Georgia
Julia Sullivan, Henrietta Red, Nashville
Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman, Italian cuisine Andrew Michael, Memphis

Best chef: Southwest

Charleen Badman, FnB, Scottsdale, AZ
Kevin Binkley, Binkley's Restaurant, Phoenix
Jen Castle and Blake Spalding, Hell's Backbone Grill, Boulder, UT
Bruno Davaillon, Bullion, Dallas
Iliana de la Vega, El Naranjo, Austin
Kevin Fink, Emmer and Rye, Austin
Michael Fojtasek, Olamaie, Austin
Bryce Gilmore, Barley Swine, Austin
Caroline Glover, Annette, Aurora, CO
Nadia Holguin, Roland Market Bar cafe, Phoenix
Ronnie Killen, Killen's Steakhouse, Pearland, TX
Kaiser Lashkari, Himalaya, Houston
Steve McHugh, cured, San Antonio
Trong Nguyen, Crawfish & Noodles, Houston
Jonathan Perno, Campo in Los Poblanos, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Maribel Rivero, Yuyo, Austin
Regino Rojas, Purépecha Room by Revolver Taco Lounge, Dallas
Silvana Salcido Esparza, Barrio Cafe Gran Reserva, Phoenix
David Uygur, Lucia, Dallas
Kelly Whitaker, Wolf tailor, Denver

Best Chef: West

Genet Agonafer, Genet's Meal, Los Angeles
Reem Assil, Reem's California, Oakland, California
Gabriela Cámara, Cala, San Francisco
Michael Cimarusti, Providence, Los Angeles
Jeremy Fox, Rustic Canyon, Santa Monica, California
Chris Kajioka and Anthony Rush, Senia, Honolulu
Matthew Kammerer, Harbor House Hostel, Elk, California
Jessica Koslow, Sqirl, Los Angeles
Brandon Rodgers and Ian Scaramuzza, In Situ, San Francisco
Travis Lett, Gjelina, Venice, CA
Niki Nakayama, Los Angeles
Dominica Rice-Cisneros, Cafe Cosecha, Oakland, California
Carlos Salgado, Taco Maria, Costa Mesa, California
Joshua Skenes, Season, San Francisco
Sheridan Su, herd and chicken, Las Vegas
James Syhabout, Clerk, Oakland, California
Karen Taylor, El Molino Central, Sonoma, California
Pim Techamuanvivit, Kin Khao, San Francisco
Kris Yenbamroong, Night + Market, Los Angeles
Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins, El Jardín, San Diego

Disclosure: Some Vox Media staff members are members of the James Beard Foundation Awards.

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