Today the James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists in the 2013 Restaurant and Chef Awards (alas only in PDF format). Do note that this is the "long list" of semifinalists before it gets refined to the finalists. Those will be announced on Monday, March 18, 2013 and livestreamed on Eater National; the winners will then be announced at the James Beard Foundation Awards on Monday, May 6, 2013 at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in New York City. The full list is on Eater National: here's how the DC market fared.
Best New Restaurant:
Mintwood Place, DC
Pabu at Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore
Outstanding Bar Program:
Restaurant Eve, Alexandria
Woodberry Kitchen, Baltimore
Outstanding Pastry Chef:
Tiffany MacIsaac, Birch & Barley, DC
Jaleo, Washington, D.C.
Ashok Bajaj, Knightsbridge Restaurant Group (The Bombay Club, The Oval Room, Rasika, etc.), D.C.
Outstanding Wine Program:
Best Chef Mid-Atlantic:
Cathal Armstrong, Restaurant Eve, Alexandria,
Anthony Chittum, Vermilion, Alexandria
Tony Conte, The Oval Room, D.C.
Scott Drewno, The Source, Washington, D.C.
Spike Gjerde, Woodberry Kitchen, Baltimore
Cedric Maupillier, Mintwood Place, D.C.
Johnny Monis, Komi, D.C.
Vikram Sunderam, Rasika, D.C.
Cindy Wolf, Charleston, Baltimore
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