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2013 James Beard Award Semifinalists announced

james_beardThe James Beard Foundation has announced the semifinalists for its 2013 Chef and Restaurant Awards. The finalists will be announced on Mar. 18 and the winners at the awards gala on May 6.

Best new restaurant:

  • Cardamom Hill

Outstanding bar program:

  • Holeman & Finch Public House
  • The Porter Beer Bar

Outstanding chef:

  • Anne Quatrano, Bacchanalia

Outstanding pastry chef:

  • Aaron Russell, Restaurant Eugene

Outstanding restaurateur:

  • Ford Fry
  • Mike Klank and Eddie Hernandez, Taqueria del Sol

Outstanding service:

  • Bacchanalia

Outstanding wine program:

  • Five & Ten, Athens

Best Chef Southeast:

  • Billy Allin, Cakes & Ale
  • Todd Richards, The Shed at Glenwood
  • Steven Satterfield, Miller Union

Congratulations to these Georgia restaurants, chefs and restaurateurs for making the list! (See the full list here)

–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog

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February 20th, 2013
9:12 am

A good reminder of how fortunate we are here in Atlanta with such a lively food scene. Congratulations to all the semifinalists.

maya m wilson

February 20th, 2013
9:39 am

congratulations to all the chefs…i am fighting to keep this dream alive.

Silver Creek Dawg

February 20th, 2013
12:37 pm

Very pleased to see my HS contemporary (1 yr ahead of me) Stuart Satterfield nominated!

Savannah boy showing out!


February 20th, 2013
12:39 pm

All of these are highly deserving, some really great nominations.

Tumblin Sasparilla

February 20th, 2013
1:02 pm

Some nice work done by those listed here, but any chef list that leaves off Chris Hall & Todd Mussman, restauranteur Ryan Turner, and the mixologists & servers at Muss&Turner’s & Local Three is suspect at best. Those guys and gals have it going on.

Ned Ludd

February 20th, 2013
2:09 pm

Congrats and Good Luck to all–Lots of hard work involved to get where you are. Especially Michael Klank, seems like just yesterday you were tending bar at Manuels! Kudos to Eddie also—keep up the good work!


February 20th, 2013
4:49 pm

Congrats to the nominess but Bacchanalia for outstanding service is laughable. Between courses they literally tossed the silverware at the table like a horseshoe and didn’t care where it landed. Would not rate their service anything above ho-hum.


February 20th, 2013
6:38 pm

Was wondering why the listing here is so much shorter in regards to Atlanta area than the nomination list. Did you have a deadline and no time to include more?


February 21st, 2013
9:25 am

Congrats to Cardamom Hill! Everything else…meh.

Agree with @Tumblin, and I hope to some day in the near future see the amazing team at Roswell’s Table & Main in the running for something. I wish they’d add an “Outstanding Bourbon Program”.