The semifinalists for the annual Restaurant and Chef Awards for 2013, a.k.a. the Oscars of the restaurant industry, included 25 Texas nominations.
CultureMap announces Austin nominees for annual Tastemaker Awards Austin
Eight Texas chefs, restaurants, and writers are finalists for the prestigous awards.
Underbelly's chef Chris Shepherd was named one of the ten best new chefs in America.
Four of the five chefs nominated for Best Chef Southwest hail from Texas.
Chris Shepherd, of Underbelly in Houston, takes home the big prize.