The state has a record 39 contenders in the restaurant industry's biggest awards, including 20 for the debut category of Best Chef: Texas.
In the foundation’s prestigious annual honors, the state’s chefs will now compete in a region all their own.
Our four chefs walked away empty-handed, yes, but this week's glamorous ceremony continued the trend of honoring more diverse and female finalists.
And yet, after the state’s even more stellar showing in the semifinals, the announcement feels disappointing.
Among the surprises: The Original Ninfa's in Houston makes its first appearance as a contender for Outstanding Restaurant.
For the third time in four years, the prestigious restaurant and chef awards recognize a pitmaster.
Including Aaron Franklin, Gilmore, Hugo Ortega, and Justin Yu.
More than a dozen restaurants represent the state.
Four of the five chefs nominated for Best Chef Southwest hail from Texas.
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
Rene Ortiz and Laura Sawicki are two of the most respected chefs in the Austin culinary scene right now. After creating an impressive menu program at the upscale, modern Mexican restaurant La Condesa, the duo moved on to open Sway, a Thai-inspired restaurant, late last year. Recently, the talented executive
Oxheart, Justin Yu’s 31-seat Houston restaurant, has received an immense amount of praise since opening in March of last year. Bon Appétit, GQ, Texas Monthly, and numerous media outlets have dubbed the vegetable-centric restaurant one of the best in the nation. Naturally when the James Beard Foundation announced its semifinalists
On March 18, the finalists for the James Beard Foundation Awards will be announced. Up until that date, Texas Monthly will speak with a number of the Texas semifinalists about their James Beard experience. Today, we’re featuring two of the three Texas semifinalists for Rising Star Chef of the Year:
Last Tuesday, the James Beard Foundation announced its list of semifinalists for the 2013 James Beard Awards, a yearly awards ceremony that honors outstanding restaurants, bars, restaurateurs, chefs, pastry chefs, mixologists, sommeliers, and food journalists across the nation. Texas sealed an impressive 25 nominations on the preliminary list, featuring
The James Beard Awards—which are “the Oscars of the culinary industry,” as has been said ad infinitum but which also happens to be true—happen tonight in New York starting at 5 Central time (6 Eastern). The best restaurants and chefs in the country—determined by a vote of chefs
Texas Captures Four of Six Slots in the James Beard Awards’ Southwest Finals, and a Houston Columnist Gets a Nod, Too
Well, finally! For once, Texas didn’t get skunked by Las Vegas in the finals for the James Beard Awards. Our chefs captured four of the six finalist slots in the category Best Chef: Southwest. And in addition, Houston Chronicle columnist and blogger Alison Cook, who writes Cook’s Tour, made the
Texas represented in nine categories for the James Beard Awards, the Oscars of the restaurant industry.