Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Philly restaurants secure four James Beard nominations

Philly restaurants secure four James Beard nominations

Among the finalists for what's essentially considered the Oscars of the American food world are four Philadelphia-based nominations, including two for modern Israeli restaurant and long-running Society Hill establishment Zahav. For Best Chef Southwest (the region Texas is in), McHugh is joined by Austin's Michael Fojtasek (Olamaie), as well as Bryce Gilmore (Barley Swine), Santa Fe's Martín Rios (Restaurant Martín) and Denver's Alex Seidel (Mercantile Dining & Provision).

The James Beard Foundation has announced its finalists for the 2018 James Beard Awards-one of the most coveted recognitions for chefs, restaurateurs, and other industry professionals. Grupe, Luo and Shelton were first-time semifninalists in the category.

Wolf has been named a semifinalist for the award 11 times.

Outstanding Chef: Kinch and Kostow will go up against Donald Link of Herbsaint in New Orleans, Gabrielle Hamilton of Prune in New York City and Ashley Christensen of Poole's Diner in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Finally, Rich Landau from vegan and vegetarian restaurant Vedge secured a nomination for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic.

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Just two local chefs-Brown and Jorge Guzman at Surly Brewer's Table-made the final cut a year ago.

Camille Cogswell, pastry chef at Zahav in Old City, was nominated for rising star chef. It is the third straight year Miles has been a James Beard finalist.

Kostow, of The Restaurant at Meadowwood, and chef-owner David Kinch, of Manresa in Los Gatos, both got the nod for Outstanding Chef.

The James Beard culinary winners will be announced on May 7 in Chicago.

Check back for the full list of local finalists.

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