Four James Beard Foundation Semifinalist Nominations For Indianapolis

James Beard award winners receive a medal

Also, The Atomic Lounge in Birmingham is a semifinalist for outstanding bar program.

Also, on the Best Chefs:South semifinalist list is Bill Briand, who works at Fisher's in Orange Beach, Florida.

"Southwest", the three metro Phoenix semifinalist chefs are Charleen Badman (FnB in Scottsdale), Kevin Binkley (Binkley's Restaurant in Phoenix), and Silvana Salcido Esparza (Barrio Café Gran Reserva in Phoenix). In 2017, 11 New Orleans chefs, bars and restaurants were named James Beard Award finalists. Working with him are sous chef Bryan Russo, center, and Derek Graue, at the hearth.

Steve Palmer, The Indigo Road (The Macintosh, Oak Steakhouse, The Oak Table, Indaco, and others), nominated for Outstanding Restaurateur. Joe Kindred of Kindred in Davidson is on the list for Best Chef: Southeast. Must have been a pastry chef or baker for the past five years. Eligible restaurants must have been in operation 10 or more consecutive years. He is now culinary director at Pomegranate Hospitality, the culinary company Alon Shaya started last fall after being fired from the Besh group.

This preliminary list will be whittled down when a list of finalists is announced on March 14, and the winners will be announced at the swanky James Beard award gala in Chicago on May 7.

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Separate from its chef and restaurant awards, and announced well in advance, the America's Classic Award is meant to recognize establishments of "timeless appeal" that serve food "that reflects the character of their communities", according to the foundation.

Great food is the gift that New Orleans gives to itself, to its visitors, to anyone with an appreciative appetite.

New Orleans had almost a dozen finalists in the running for the James Beard Foundation awards on Monday night.

Camille Cogswell of Zahav again is a semifinalist for rising star chef of the year; she made the finals last year.

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