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It’s that time of year again: The James Beard Foundation has announce the semifinalists for its annual awards recognizing the best chefs and restaurants in the country. The finalists will be announced on March 18, and the winners will be recognized May 5 in New York. Check out the locals who made the long-list below and a full list of semifinalists nationwide here.
Best New Restaurant
Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic
Anthony Chittum, Iron Gate
Haidar Karoum, Proof
Cedric Maupillier, Mintwood Place
Vikram Sunderam, Rasika
Cathal Armstrong, Restaurant Eve
Tarver King, The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Spike Gjerde, Woodberry Kitchen (Baltimore)
Outstanding Bar Program
Outstanding Pastry Chef
Tiffany MacIsaac, Birch & Barley
Ashok Bajaj, Knightsbridge Restaurant Group (Bombay Club, Rasika, Oval Room, and others)
Outstanding Wine Program
Rising Star Chef of the Year
Marjorie Meek-Bradley, Ripple
Photo via the James Beard Foundation