And the semifinalists are.......

The James Beard Foundation just released the semifinalists (link PDF) for its annual awards honoring the nation's best restaurants, chefs and other food and drink professionals.

A few folks from our area earned spots on the list:

Outstanding Chef-
Michael Smith, Michael Smith, Kansas City, MO

Outstanding Restaurant-
The American Restaurant, Kansas City, MO

Best Chef Midwest-
Linda Duerr, Zest, Leawood, KS
Colby Garrelts, Bluestem, Kansas City, MO

1 comment:

Midtown Food Guy said...

Michael Smith is outstanding and my personal KC favorite. When I talk with him I feel like a kid talking to a baseball star. And I know that's sad on my part.