Jeff McInnis and Hedy Goldsmith Finalists for James Beard Awards

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Hedy Goldsmith is a finalist for Outstanding Pastry Chef.
The James Beard Foundation has announced its finalists for the 2013 James Beard Awards, and two Miami toques have made the list in the restaurant and chef categories.

Jeff McInnis, executive chef and partner at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, and Hedy Goldsmith, executive pastry chef at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, are the Magic City's two finalists this year.

See also:
- James Beard Announces 2013 Semifinalists: Miami Gets Several Nods

Juvia, the good-looking joint in Miami Beach, has received a nomination for Best Restaurant Design or Renovation in North America, in the category of 76 seats and over.

Also, Michael Mina, who owns Bourbon Steak in Aventura, will be inducted into the Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America.

Semifinalists were announced in February. South Florida received several nods, including Khong River House for Best New Restaurant and the Broken Shaker for Outstanding Bar Program.

Now, the list has been whittled down to just McInnis and Goldsmith, who have both been nominated in the past. Winners will be announced Monday, May 6, at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in New York City.

Previous winners in Miami include Michelle Bernstein, Michael Schwartz, and Norman Van Aken.

For the full list of finalists, check out or click here.

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Location Info

Bourbon Steak, a Michael Mina Restaurant

19999 W. Country Club Drive, Aventura, FL

Category: Restaurant


1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

1600 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

130 NE 40th St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

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