Traveling Gourmet: James Beard Nominees Announced

Here's some fodder for foodies: The James Beard Foundation has announced the final nominees for the 2012 James Beard Foundation Awards.

Nominees in 56 categories were announced including Restaurant and Chef, Restaurant Design and Graphics, Book, Broadcast and Journalism. The Foundation has added a new category this year - Outstanding Bar Program.

For a full list of the nominees, visit www.jamesbeard.org, but for now, here's a little amuse-bouche:

The nominees for Best New Restaurant are:
AQ, San Francisco
Fiola, Washington, D.C.
Isa, NYC
Next, Chicago
Tertulia, NYC
 

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