picture courtesy The James Beard Foundation
Yesterday the James Beard Foundation announced its Nominees. For those of you who don't know, this is like the Oscars for the food world. Here's a quick run down of the local chefs/restaurants nominated.
Stephen Starr was nominated for Outstanding Restaurateur. He has about 10 restaurants in the Philadelphia area, in addition to some in Atlantic City and New York City. (Check out Pod if you're in the area - it's excellent!)
Tom Colicchio was nominated as Outstanding Chef for craft restaurant in New York City.
Bibou in Philadelphia was nominated for Best New Restaurant.
Nominated for Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional were Garret Oliver and Paul Greico, for Brooklyn Brewery and Hearth, respectively. (Both located in NYC)
Vetri in Philadelphia was nominated for Best Service.
The nominees for Best Chef - Midatlantic included two chef's from Philly - Jeff Michaud (Osteria) and Michael Solomonov (Zahav).
And finally, I also need to give a shout out to the nominees for best food blog -Grub Street NY, Serious Eats, and Hunter, Angler, Gardener, Cook
To see all the nominees, click here.