And so it begins again. The James Beard Foundation released its semifinalists for the 2013 Restaurant and Chef Awards. Here are the Washington-area contenders. Nominees will be announced on Monday, March 18. Congrats and best of luck to all of our semifinalists.
Best New Restaurant
Outstanding Pastry Chef
Tiffany MacIsaac, Birch & Barley
Outstanding Wine Program
Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic
Cathal Armstrong, Restaurant Eve
Anthony Chittum, Vermilion
Tony Conte, the Oval Room
Scott Drewno, the Source
Cedric Maupillier, Mintwood Place
Johnny Monis, Komi
Vikram Sunderam, Rasika
Cindy Wolf, Charleston, Baltimore
Outstanding Bar Program
See the full list of semifinalists on the JBF website.