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Just call Derek Brown, left, Mr. Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional

Y&H is a behind on this (hey, if you want excuses, I got a million of ’em!), but I wanted to offer my congratulations to the local semi-finalists for this year’s James Beard Awards. It’s an impressive list, one filled with many of Y&H’s favorites.

Compare this year’s semi-finalists to last year’s, and you’ll see the D.C. area had a couple more nominees in 2010. The local nominees are listed after the jump.

OUTSTANDING RESTAURATEUR

OUTSTANDING CHEF

OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT

RISING STAR CHEF OF THE YEAR

  • Johnny Monis, Komi

BEST NEW RESTAURANT

OUTSTANDING PASTRY CHEF

OUTSTANDING WINE SERVICE

OUTSTANDING WINE AND SPIRITS PROFESSIONAL

OUTSTANDING SERVICE

BEST CHEF: MID-ATLANTIC