James Beard Foundation Announces 2013 Semifinalists

Here are our local contenders.

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

Mintwood Place


Outstanding Pastry Chef

Tiffany MacIsaac, Birch & Barley

Outstanding Restaurant



Outstanding Restaurateur

Ashok Bajaj

Outstanding Wine Program

Charleston, Baltimore


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

Restaurant Eve

Woodberry Kitchen

See the full list of semifinalists on the JBF website.