7 STL Restaurants Have Been Named 2016 James Beard Semifinalists

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The 2016 semifinalists for the James Beard Awards were announced this morning and St. Louis is showcased in almost every category. For many, this is a first-time nomination and very exciting opportunity. The final list of nominees will be announced in San Francisco on March 15. Congratulations to all the semifinalists!


Photo courtesy of Elaia and Olio

Best New Restaurant
Público, University City, Missouri

Outstanding Bar Program
The Side Project Cellar, Maplewood, Missouri

Outstanding Service
Stone Soup Cottage, Cottleville, Missouri

Best Chef: Midwest
Ben Poremba, Elaia, St. Louis, Missouri
Kevin Willmann, Farmhaus, St. Louis, Missouri
Mike Randolph, Público, University City, Missouri
Kevin Nashan, Sidney Street Café, St. Louis, Missouri

Best Chef: Great Lakes
Eric Heath, Cleveland-Heath, Edwardsville, Illinois

Be sure to check out the full list here.

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