2013 James Beard Award Finalists Announced
Mon March 18, 2013 12:13 pm

Texas restaurants, architects, chefs, and journalists are featured in the list of the 2013 James Beard Foundation Award nominees, which were announced earlier this morning. The winners in the journalism categories will be announced May 3, and the restaurant/chef award winners will be revealed on May 6 in New York City.

The Texas nominees are as follows:

2013 James Beard Foundation Book Awards

Single-Subject
Afield: A Chef's Guide to Preparing and Cooking Wild Game and Fish by Jesse Griffiths

2013 James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards

Group Food Blog
Dark Rye, darkrye.com (produced by Whole Foods)

Humor
Alice Laussade, Dallas Observer, "The Cheap Bastard's Ultimate Guide to Eating like a Total Cheap Bastard in Dallas"

Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award
Alison Cook, Houston Chronicle, "Justin Yu and Oxheart Look Forward, Not Back," "Torchy's Tacos' Magic Gets Lost in Translation," "Why Underbelly is Essential to Houston"

2013 James Beard Foundation Outstanding Restaurant Design Awards

76 Seats and Over (For the Best Restaurant Design or Renovation in North American since January 1, 2010)
Design Firm: MC2 Architects, Designers: Chung Q.B. Nguyen and Chuong Q.B. Nguyen, Project: Triniti, Houston

2013 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards

Best Chef Southwest
Bryce Gilmore of Barley Swine, in Austin
Hugo Ortega of Hugo's, in Houston
Chris Shepherd of Underbelly, in Houston

For the full list of nominees, visit the James Beard Foundation website.

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