Thursday, March 21, 2013

2013 James Beard Foundation Awards - Philadelphia Chefs & Restaurants

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Earlier this week the semifinalists for this years James Beard Awards were announced, here are the chefs and restaurants in Philadelphia with links to their web sites.

Philadelphia doesn't have a nominee for Outstanding Restaurant but it has at least one in each of the other major categories including six nominee for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic.


Best New Restaurant

Vernick Food & Drink,


Outstanding Bar Program

The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co.,


Outstanding Chef

Marc Vetri,, @marcvetri.


Outstanding Pastry Chef

Andre Chin and Amanda Eap,


Outstanding Restaurateur

Stephen Starr, (Warning: audio auto-play).


Outstanding Service

Fountain Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel, (What a classy URL.)



Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional

Tom Peters, Monk's Cafe,


Rising Star Chef of the Year

Joe Cicala, Le Virtù, (Warning: audio auto-play).

Christopher Kearse, Will BYoB,


Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic

Pierre Calmels, Bibou,

Konstantinos Pitsillides, Kanella,

Sylva Senat, Tashan,

Brad Spence, Amis,

Lee Styer, Fond,

Marcie Turney, Barbuzzo,


The awards will be presented May 3 and 6 in New York City. Here's the complete list of nominees (.pdf).


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