Here Are The 6 Dallas Semifinalists For The 2019 James Beard Awards | KERA News

Here Are The 6 Dallas Semifinalists For The 2019 James Beard Awards

Feb 28, 2019

Four chefs and two restaurants in Dallas are up for the prestigious James Beard Awards, which annually recognize culinary excellence. But Big D is definitely not the only Texas city to make the list.

Here are the Dallas restaurants and chefs among the James Beard Awards semifinalists, including their nomination category:

And North Texas' nominations pale in comparison to the rest of the state.

The Houston area has 11 nominations, including Ronnie Killen of Killen’s Steakhouse in Pearland for Best Chef: Southwest, while Austin has eight nominations, including Laura Sawicki of Launderette for Best Pastry Chef. 

San Antonio (Steve McHugh of Cured for Best Chef: Southwest) and Lubbock (Kim McPherson of McPherson Cellars for Outstanding Wine, Beer or Spirits Producer) have one nomination each. 

The finalists are scheduled to be announced March 27 in Houston. 

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