Monday, February 20, 2023

FOOD NEWS: 2023 James Beard Awards Semifinalists


The Semifinalists for the 2023 James Beard Awards were recently announced and Washington state was well represented. The Finalists will be announced on March 29th and the Winners will be announced on June 5th. Here are the Washington state Semifinalists:

Outstanding Restaurateur

- Yenvy and Quynh Pham, Pho Bac Sup Shop, Phocific Standard Time, and The Boat, Seattle, WA

Outstanding Chef

- Renee Erickson, The Walrus and the Carpenter, Seattle, WA

Outstanding Restaurant

- Copine, Seattle, WA

Emerging Chef

- Kevin Smith, Beast & Cleaver, Seattle, WA

Outstanding Hospitality

- The Black Cypress, Pullman, WA

- Lark, Seattle, WA

Outstanding Bar

- Rob Roy, Seattle, WA

Best Chef: Northwest & Pacific

- Tony Brown, Ruins, Spokane, WA

- Dan Koommoo, Crafted, Yakima, WA

- Melissa Miranda, Musang, Seattle, WA

- David Nichols, Eight Row, Seattle, WA

- Mutsuko Soma, Kamonegi, Seattle, WA

- Aaron Verzosa, Archipelago, Seattle, WA

Congratulations to all of the Washington state Semifinalists!

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