Can you feel the heat? Despite the painfully cold weather we’ve been experiencing in Philly, with the announcement of James Beard Award nominees today is at least firing up kitchens around our chilly city.
While we were pretty excited when 20 Philly restaurants, restaurateurs and chefs made the semifinalists list few weeks ago, only seven made it to the next round and most of them are Philly food heavy hitters already. (Zahav has a total of three nominations, for example.)
Here is the full list of nominees from the Philly area for the 2017 James Beard Awards:
Starr Restaurants (Le Coucou, Serpico, Upland, and others)
Outstanding Wine, Spirits or Beer Professional
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Rising Star Chef of the Year
Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic
Vernick Food & Drink
The James Beard Awards Gala will take place on May 1 in Chicago.
What do you think of the nominees? Tell us in the comments below.