Five Chefs From Three Cities Make the Final Round for James Beard’s Best Chef: Texas
There’s no way to sugarcoat the news: Texas got exactly one national-level nomination in the second round of the prestigious James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Award competition announced May 4. The nod went to Anvil Bar & Refuge for Outstanding Bar Program (Anvil has been a bridesmaid in this category many times before). The near-shutout was especially disappointing because Texas had captured 39 individual nominations in the semifinalist list that was announced in late February. On a happier note, Texas now has its own region and thus received five nominations for Best Chef: Texas. The chefs are: Kevin Fink, Emmer & Rye, Austin; Michael Fojtasek, Olamaie, Austin; Anita Jaisinghani, Pondicheri, Houston; Steve McHugh, Cured, San Antonio; and Trong Nguyen, Crawfish & Noodles, Houston. Previously,…View Original Post
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