James Beard Awards semi-finalists announced

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The James Beard Foundation prepares to roll out the red carpet for the nation's best chefs, announcing the semi-finalists for its awards today. Minnesota made a big splash, which reflects the depth and breadth of our local talent pool.

Congratulating these restaurateurs and chefs--by supporting their establishments:

Outstanding Restaurateur
Larry D'Amico and Richard D'Amico, D'Amico & Partners, Minneapolis

Outstanding Restaurant
Lucia's Restaurant, Minneapolis

Rising Star Chef of the Year
Sameh Wadi, Saffron Restaurant & Lounge, Minneapolis

Outstanding Pastry Chef
Khanh Tran, Cosmos, Minneapolis

Outstanding Wine Service
La Belle Vie, Minneapolis

Isaac Becker, 112 Eatery, Minneapolis
Tim McKee, La Belle Vie, Minneapolis
Scott Pampuch, Corner Table, Minneapolis
Alexander Roberts, Restaurant Alma, Minneapolis
Lenny Russo, Heartland, St. Paul, MN
Stewart Woodman, Heidi's Minneapolis

Finalists will be announced March 23, and winners on May 4, so stay posted.

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