2013 James Beard Award Finalists Announced
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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
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)
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.