2019 JAMES BEARD SEMI FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

James Beard semi finalist, winners, seattle

The James Beard Foundation has announced all the semi-finalists for the 2019 James Beard Awards. Seattle and the surrounding area takes home multiple categories. MENU Seattle CONGRATULATES all the semi finalists…our fingers are crossed as the foundation narrows down the field and announces the winners. Below is a list of all the local semi-finalist, add them to your “Must Try” restaurants, I know we have!

RISING STAR CHEF OF THE YEAR

Chef Jay Blackinton

Hogstone’s Wood Oven, 460 Main St., Eastsound, WA

Chef Shota Nakajima

Adana, 1449 E. Pine St., Seattle

OUTSTANDING WINE, BEER or SPIRITS PRODUCER

David Green

Skagit Valley Malting, 11966 Westar Ln., Burlington, WA

Mhairi Voelsgen

BroVo Spirits , 18808 142ns Ave NE, Woodinville, WA

Outstanding Restaurant

Cafe Juanita9702 NE 120th Pl., Kirkland, WA

Best Chef – Northwest

Chef Taichi Kitamura

Sushi Kappo Tamura, 2968 Eastlake Ave. E., Seattle, WA

Chef Eric Donnelly

RockCreek Seafood & Spirits, 4300 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle, WA

Chef Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi

Joule, 3506 Stone Way N., Seattle

Chef Mutsuko Soma

Kamonegi, 1054 N. 39th St., Seattle

Chef Eric Johnson

Stateside, 300 E. Pike St., Seattle

Chef Logan Cox

Homer, 3013 Beacon Ave S., Seattle

OUTSTANDING RESTAURATEUR

Ethan Stowell

BEST NEW RESTAURANT

Sawyer, 5309 22nd Ave NW, Seattle

OUTSTANDING SERVICE

CANLIS, 2576 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle

OUTSTANDING BAKER

Sea Wolf Bakers, 3621 Stone Way N., Seattle

OUTSTANDING CHEF

Chef Renee Erickson

Bateau, 1040 E. Union St., Seattle

Chef Shiro Kashiba

Sushi Kashiba, 86 Pine St., Seattle

OUTSTANDING BAR PROGRAM

No Anchor2505 2nd Ave., Seattle

OUTSTANDING WINE PROGRAM

L’Oursin, 1315 E Jefferson St., Seattle

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