Fourteen Texas Chefs and Restaurants Named James Beard Award Semifinalists
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One day after Texas Monthly unveiled its list of the Best New Restaurants of 2014, the James Beard Foundation announced their 2014 Restaurant and Chef Awards semifinalists early this morning, and there were quite a few overlapping restaurants and chefs. Here’s are the fourteen Texas chefs, bars and restaurants that were nominated to win the food industry’s Oscar equivalent.
Best New Restaurant
Casa Rubia, Dallas
Outstanding Bar Program
Anvil Bar & Refuge, Houston
Outstanding Pastry Chef
Philip Speer of Uchi, Houston and Austin
Outstanding Wine Program
Café on the Green at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, Irving
Mansion Restaurant at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas
Best Chef Southwest
Justin Yu of Oxheart in Houston
Hugo Ortega of Hugo’s in Houston
Chris Shepherd of Underbelly in Houston
David Bull of Congress in Austin
Bryce Gilmore of Barley Swine in Austin
Matt McCallister of FT33 in Dallas
John Tesar of Spoon Bar & Kitchen in Dallas
David Uygur of Lucia in Dallas
Finalists will be announced March 19, 2014.