The hallowed James Beard Foundation has released its annual list of semifinalists for this year's Restaurant and Chef Awards. Dallas is decently well-represented this year, and while a couple are holdovers from last year's nominations (Stephan Pyles, Nick Badovinus, Tei-An) there's also some new blood getting nods. The lengthy list will now be whittled down to a smaller list of finalists, which will be released on March 18.
Outstanding Bar Program
The Cedars Social
Stephan Pyles, Stephan Pyles Restaurant
Nick Badovinus (Tried and True, Off-Site Kitchen, Neighborhood Services, et al)
The French Room at The Adolphus
Outstanding Wine Program
Café on the Green at Four Seasons Resort and Club, Las Colinas
Best Chef: Southwest
Jason Maddy, Oak
Teiichi Sakurai, Tei-An
Head over to Eater National for the full list of semifinalists.