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More Than Just Cheesesteaks

James Beard Awards honor many Philly favorites



    More Than Just Cheesesteaks
    Jose Garces' Mexican restaurant, Distrito, is a James Beard semifinalist for Best New Restaurant.

    The semifinalists for the 2009 James Beard Foundation Awards have been announced and Philly can hold its head up high. Our food legacy now reaches far beyond hoagies, cheesesteaks and pretzels. And the nominees are...

    Outstanding Restaurateur
    Stephen Starr, Starr Restaurant Organization

    Outstanding Chef
    Marc Vetri, Vetri

    Best New Restaurant

    Rising Star Chef of the Year
    Jonathan McDonald, Pub & Kitchen
    Charles "Chip" Roman, Blackfish
    Michael Solomonov, Zahav

    Outstanding Pastry Chef
    Kate Honeyman, Buddakan
    Frederick Ortega, Lacroix at the Rittenhouse

    Outstanding Wine Service
    Lacroix at the Rittenhouse

    Oustanding Service

    Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic
    Jim Burke, James
    Jose Garces, Amada
    Charles "Chip" Roman, Blackfish
    Michael Solomonov, Zahav
    Marcie Turney, Bindi

    Better reserve your spot now before these guys win the big one in early May (and it becomes impossible to get a reservation). It's going to be a busy -- and delicious -- spring!