James Beard Announces 2019 Semifinalists and Predictions

James Beard Announces 2019 Semifinalists and Predictions

The James Beard Foundation announced the 2019 Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists! This years who’s who reads from the Top 25 Restaurant lists here on Foodable! This year brings in some new talent and some definite off the beaten path restaurants as well. Based on what my analysis is so far this year could be one of the best classes in a long time.

Checkout the full list below, from Best New Restaurant to Outstanding Chef. The announcement for the final Restaurant and Chef Award nominees, as well as the nominees for the Media and Restaurant Design Awards, was held in Houston today. Check the Twitter hashtag for the latest - #jbfa

The 2019 James Beard Awards Gala will take place on Monday, May 6, at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. The 2019 Leadership Awards will be held on Sunday, May 5 in Chicago, and the 2019 Media Awards will take place on Friday, April 26, at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City. Tickets to both the Awards Gala and the Media Awards will be on sale beginning March 27 at jamesbeard.org/awards.

Check out my Ones to Watch below!

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