The Foundation has nominated FnB in Scottsdale for two awards this year.
Among the semifinalists are five ME chefs nominated in the Best Chef: Northeast category.
Also recognized as a semifinalist in this category a year ago, Bluestem received a major renovation in 2014.It continues to receive kudos as "a national standard bearer of consistent quality and excellence in food, atmosphere and service", with executive chef Andrew Longres recently promoted to run the kitchen.
Jeff Smedstad, a Chandler native who previously cooked at Los Sombreros in Scottsdale, has operated the acclaimed Elote Cafe in Sedona for 10 years.
Semifinalists for the prestigious James Beard Foundation's 2017 awards were announced Wednesday (Feb. 15), including 19 chefs and restaurants from New Orleans.
KL Hospital finishes post-mortem on North Korean
According to the MPs, Kim had been given China's protection and was due to leave for Macau when he was killed by the agents. He told medical workers before he died that he had been attacked with a chemical spray , the Malaysian officials said.
Work On Oroville Emergency Spillway Continues, Evacuation Orders Still In Place
Stormy weather left Lake Oroville less than two metres from the top of the dam, causing water to cascade down the damaged slipway. Officials warned Sunday that a 30-foot "wall of water" could be sent rushing downstream if the eroding spillway were to collapse.
Hitler lookalike arrested in Austria
Glorifying Hitler or the Nazis is a criminal offence in Austria, which was annexed by Nazi Germany in 1938. Prosecutors have confirmed the report.
Upperline's JoAnn Clevenger is nominated for the Outstanding Restaurateur award and both Brigtsen's and Galatoire's are in the running for the Outstanding Service title.
Ilma Lopez of Piccolo in Portland is an Outstanding Pastry Chef semifinalist, and Alison Pray, one of the founders of Standard Baking Co., is up for Outstanding Baker. Owner and executive chef Spike Gjerde won Best Chef Mid-Atlantic in 2015, bringing home Baltimore's first-ever James Beard Award.
Winners of the 2017 James Beard Media Awards will be announced on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at an exclusive event honoring the nation's top cookbook authors, culinary broadcast producers and hosts, and food journalists at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City.
Winners will be announced at the James Beard Foundation Awards Gala at the Lyric Opera of Chicago on Monday, May 1.
Judges culled the list from 24,000 online entries, whittling it down to semifinalists in 21 categories, including 19 local nominees.