MN FOODIES REJOICE! The James Beard Awards Semi-Finalists Are Announced

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Foodies all over Minnesota rejoice, because this years semi-finals list for the best in the American food industry include a whopping 14 nominations from our home state! The results are to be announced March 24th, so check back to see the winners of the annual James Beard Awards- in it’s 25th year anniversary.

Proclaimed as the Oscars of the food world, the James Beard Awards celebrate all aspects of the food industry, including chefs and restaurateurs, cookbook authors and food journalists, restaurant designers and architects, and more. The James Beard Awards are the highest honor for food and beverage professionals in America. Established in 1990, the James Beard Foundation Awards recognize and celebrate our nation’s culinary professionals for excellence and achievement in their fields.

Minnesota’s nominees include:

Best new restaurant:

Spoon and Stable, Minneapolis.

211 1st St N, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Outstanding restaurant:

La Belle Vie, Minneapolis.

510 Groveland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Outstanding baker:

– Stephen Horton, Rustica Bakery, Minneapolis.

3220 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55416

– John Kraus, Patisserie 46, Minneapolis.

4552 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional:

– Eric Seed, Haus Alpenz, Edina.

5127 Skyline Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55436

Best chef: Midwest:

– Paul Berglund, The Bachelor Farmer, Minneapolis.

50 2nd Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401

– Jim Christiansen, Heyday, Minneapolis.

2700 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

– Doug Flicker, Piccolo, Minneapolis.

4300 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409

– Mike Brown, Bob Gerken, and James Winberg, Travail Kitchen and Amusements, Robbinsdale.

4124 W Broadway Ave, Robbinsdale, MN 55422

– Russell Klein, Meritage, St. Paul.

Historic Hamm Building Administration Office, 410 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102

– Michelle Gayer, Salty Tart, Minneapolis.

920 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407

– Lenny Russo, Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market, St. Paul.

Compass Hospitality, 289 5th St E, St Paul, MN 55101

Outstanding restauranteur:

– Kim Bartmann, Minneapolis (Barbette, Bryant-Lake Bowl, Red Stag Supperclub, and others).

Outstanding service:

Restaurant Alma, Minneapolis.

528 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414


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