Monday, March 24, 2008

James Beard "Short List" -- Finalists -- Out Today

Waiting word from NYC this morning as the James Beard Foundation announces the finalists for the 2008 awards. Judges vote on the long list of semifinalists narrowing it down to only five in each category. Additionally, they can only vote for chefs and restaurants where they've actually eaten, a practice that makes it tough for Indiana chefs. We are in the some region as Chicago. Winners are announced at a gala ceremony on June 8, 2008.

Two chefs from Indiana were nominated this year: Steven Oakley and Dave Tallent. More on the long list nominees here and the wine nominees here.

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