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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Congrats to the Bay Area's 20 James Beard Award 2014 Nominees

Posted By on Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 10:30 AM

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The James Beard Foundation Award finalists came out this morning, and the Bay Area has a strong showing in several categories. State Bird Provisions chefs Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski got a nod for regional Best Chef along with Corey Lee from Benu and Daniel Patterson for Coi; A16 got recognized for Shelley Lindgren's excellent wine program; David Kinch of Manresa is on the short list for Outstanding Chef; Slanted Door is up for Outstanding Restaurant; Belinda Leong was nominated as Best Pastry Chef for b. patisserie; and more.

Check out the whole list of winners on the JBF website, all local winners are highlighted after the jump. Awards will be held in NYC in May. Congratulations to all the nominees!

Best Chef: West (CA, HI, NV)

Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, State Bird Provisions, San Francisco

Michael Cimarusti, Providence, Los Angeles

Corey Lee, Benu, San Francisco

Daniel Patterson, Coi, San Francisco

Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, Animal, Los Angeles

Best New Restaurant

Betony, NYC

Carbone, NYC

Coqueta, San Francisco

Estela, NYC

Pêche Seafood Grill, New Orleans

Outstanding Wine Program

A16, San Francisco

Bar Boulud, NYC

The Barn at Blackberry Farm, Walland, TN

FIG, Charleston, SC

The Little Nell, Aspen, CO

Outstanding Bar Program

Bar Agricole, San Francisco

The Bar at the NoMad Hotel, NYC

Clyde Common, Portland, OR

Maison Premiere, Brooklyn, NY

The Violet Hour, Chicago

Outstanding Service

Blue Hill, NYC

Quince, San Francisco

The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena, CA

Topolobampo, Chicago

Vetri, Philadelphia

Outstanding Pastry Chef

Dominique Ansel, Dominique Ansel Bakery, NYC

Dana Cree, Blackbird, Chicago

Belinda Leong, b. patisserie, San Francisco

Dahlia Narvaez, Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles

Christina Tosi, Momofuku, NYC

Outstanding Restaurateur

Barbara Lynch, Barbara Lynch Gruppo, Boston (No. 9 Park, Menton, B&G Oysters, and others)

Donnie Madia, One Off Hospitality Group, Chicago (Blackbird, Avec, The Publican, and others)

Cindy Pawlcyn, Napa Valley, CA (Mustards Grill, Cindy's Back Street Kitchen)

Caroline Styne, Los Angeles (Lucques, A.O.C., Tavern, and others)

Phil Suarez, Suarez Restaurant Group, NYC (ABC Kitchen, Jean-Georges, wd~50, and others)

Rising Star Chef of the Year

Jimmy Bannos Jr., The Purple Pig, Chicago

Katie Button, Cúrate, Asheville, NC

Jessica Largey, Manresa, Los Gatos, CA

David Posey, Blackbird, Chicago

Blaine Wetzel, The Willows Inn on Lummi Island, Lummi Island, WA

Outstanding Restaurant

Hearth, NYC

Highlands Bar and Grill, Birmingham, AL

The Slanted Door, San Francisco

Spiaggia, Chicago

wd~50, NYC

Outstanding Chef

Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern, NYC

Sean Brock, McCrady's, Charleston, SC

Suzanne Goin, Lucques, Los Angeles

David Kinch, Manresa, Los Gatos, CA

Nancy Silverton, Pizzeria Mozza, Los Angeles

Marc Vetri, Vetri, Philadelphia

Local cookbook nominees include Chad Robertson (Tartine Book No. 3), Jon Bonne (The New California Wine: A Guide to the Producers and Wines Behind a Revolution in Taste), David Kinch with Christine Muhlke (Manresa: An Edible Reflection), and Taylor Boetticher and Toponia Miller of the Fatted Calf (In the Charcuterie).

In the Journalism Awards, congrats to former SFoodie editor John Birdsall (for his essay in Lucky Peach, "America, Your Food is So Gay"), delightful local blogger Michael Procopio (Food for the Thoughtless), the Chronicle's food section.

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Anna Roth

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Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.


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