Fun for Foodies: James Beard Semifinalists Announced

Foodies, it's that time of year. The 2011 James Beard Awards Restaurant and Chef Semifinalists have been unveiled. Keep reading to find if your favorite spots to sip and savor made the cut.

Best New Restaurant
ABC Kitchen, NYC
A-Frame, Los Angeles
Amis, Philadelphia
Bar Agricole, San Francisco
Barbuzzo, Philadelphia
Baru 66, Windsor Heights, IA
Benu, San Francisco
Bootsie's Heritage Cafe, Tomball, TX
China Poblano at the Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas
ChoLon, Denver
Commonwealth, San Francisco
Community Table, Washington, CT
Cook & Brown Public House, Providence
Elise Coastal Dining, Pensacola, FL
Estadio, Washington, D.C.
Girl & the Goat, Chicago
Husk, Charleston, SC
Kushi Izakaya & Sushi, Washington, D.C.
Menton, Boston
Mondo, New Orleans
Nobuo at Teeter House, Phoenix
Piccolo, Minneapolis
Prospect, San Francisco
Recette, NYC
The Refinery, Tampa, FL
Salt of the Earth, Pittsburgh
Shepherd's Pie, Rockport, ME
Staple & Fancy Mercantile, Seattle
Star Noodle, Lahaina, HI
Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill, Miami
Torrisi Italian Specialties, NYC
Uchiko, Austin, TX
Waterloo & City, Culver City, CA

Outstanding Restaurant
Blue Hill, NYC
Boulevard, San Francisco
Cafe Juanita, Kirkland, WA
Eleven Madison Park, NYC
Fore Street, Portland, ME
Herbsaint, New Orleans
Higgins Restaurant and Bar, Portland, OR
Highlands Bar and Grill, Birmingham, AL
La Belle Vie, Minneapolis
Lola, Cleveland
Magnolia Grill, Durham, NC
The Mansion Restaurant at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas
Mélisse, Santa Monica, CA
Palena, Washington, D.C.
Picasso at Bellagio, Las Vegas
The Slanted Door, San Francisco
Spiaggia, Chicago
Tru, Chicago
Vetri, Philadelphia
Vincent on Camelback, Phoenix

For a full list of semifinalists visit www.jamesbeard.org.
 

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