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Empellon, Chang, Bowien Named JBFA Finalists

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Today, at an event out in Charleston, the James Beard Foundation announced the final nominees for the 2013 James Beard Awards. The awards will take place at a gala event on Monday, May 6 at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. Beard Award nominee Eater National has the full list. But here, now, are the categories where New York chefs, restaurants, restaurateurs, and spirits professionals are nominated:

Outstanding Chef: Sean Brock, David Chang, Gary Danko, Suzanne Goin, Paul Kahan, Nancy Silverton
Outstanding Restaurant: August (NOLA), Blue Hill, Highlands Bar and Grill, The Slanted Door, Spiaggia
Outstanding Restaurateur: Maguy Le Coze (Le Bernardin), Donnie Madia, Piero Selvaggio, Carolyn Styne, Phil Suarez (ABC Kitchen, Jean Georges, etc.)
Outstanding Service: Del Posto, Quince, The Restaurant at Meadowood, Topolobampo, Vetri
Best Chef NYC: April Bloomfield, Wylie Dufresne, Mark Ladner, Jonathan Waxman, Michael White
Best New Restaurant: Empellón Cocina, Grace, The Ordinary, Rich Table, State Bird Provisions
Rising Star Chef of the Year: Jimmy Bannos, Jr., Danny Bowien, Thomas McNaughton, David Posey, Blaine Wetzel

Outstanding Pastry Chef: Dominique Ansel, Melissa Chou, Ken Forkish, Hedy Goldsmith, Brooks Headley
Outstanding Bar Program: The Aviary, Bar Agricole, The NoMad, Holeman Finch & Public House, Pegu Club, The Violet Hour
Restaurant Design and Graphics (75 Seats and Under): Farmshop, minibar, Isa Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional: Sam Calagione, Merry Edwards, Garrett Oliver, Neal Rosenthal, David Wondrich
· Here Are the 2013 James Beard Awards Finalists [~EN~]
· All Coverage of the James Beard Awards [~ENY~]

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