Minnesota’s 2019 James Beard Award Nominees


It’s that time of the year again: The James Beard Award Foundation officially announced this morning the 2019 list of Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalist nominees. There are, of course, a good amount of Minneapolis-St. Paul names on it.

2019 James Beard Award Nominees

Best New Restaurant
Popol Vuh, Minneapolis

Outstanding Pastry Chef
Diane Moua, Spoon and Stable, Minneapolis

Outstanding Restaurant
Restaurant Alma, Minneapolis

Outstanding Restaurateur
Brenda Langton and Timothy Kane, Spoonriver, Minneapolis

Outstanding Wine Program
The Bachelor Farmer, Minneapolis

Rising Star Chef of the Year
Rikki Giambruno, Hyacinth, St. Paul

Best Chef: Midwest
Thomas Boemer, In Bloom, Minneapolis
Steven Brown, Tilia, Minneapolis
Daniel del Prado, Martina, Minneapolis
Ann Kim, Young Joni, Minneapolis
Christina Nguyen, Hai Hai, Minneapolis
Karyn Tomlinson, Corner Table, Minneapolis
Jamie Malone, Grand Cafe, Minneapolis

Finalists will be announced on March 27.

Check out the full list of 2019 semifinalists from around the country here.

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