James Beard Awards semi-finalists announced

James Beard Awards semi-finalists announced

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The James Beard Foundation prepares to roll out the red carpet for the nation's best chefs, announcing the semi-finalists for its awards today. Minnesota made a big splash, which reflects the depth and breadth of our local talent pool.

Congratulating these restaurateurs and chefs--by supporting their establishments:

Outstanding Restaurateur Larry D'Amico and Richard D'Amico, D'Amico & Partners, Minneapolis

Outstanding Restaurant Lucia's Restaurant, Minneapolis

Rising Star Chef of the Year Sameh Wadi, Saffron Restaurant & Lounge, Minneapolis

Outstanding Pastry Chef Khanh Tran, Cosmos, Minneapolis

Outstanding Wine Service La Belle Vie, Minneapolis

BEST CHEF: MIDWEST Isaac Becker, 112 Eatery, Minneapolis Tim McKee, La Belle Vie, Minneapolis Scott Pampuch, Corner Table, Minneapolis Alexander Roberts, Restaurant Alma, Minneapolis Lenny Russo, Heartland, St. Paul, MN Stewart Woodman, Heidi's Minneapolis

Finalists will be announced March 23, and winners on May 4, so stay posted.

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