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
Restaurant Alma, Minneapolis
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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