The 2015 James Beard Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists have been announced, and although Miami has grown by leaps and bounds as a food city, it looks like the Beard Foundation gave us the shaft once again, with only two Miami chefs getting semifinalist nods from the New York-based organization. A Beard Award is the Tony or Oscar of the food world.
Photo by Hector Torres Jose Mendin gets a Beard nod.
Pubbelly's Jose Mendin and Eating House's Giorgio Rapicavoli have both been named semifinalists in the Best Chef: South category, along with 18 other chefs from New Orleans to Orlando. For the complete list of semifinalists, see jamesbeard.org.More »