3/18/2013 12:16:00 PM

James Beard Award Finalists Announced Today

The 2013 James Beard Awards finalists were just announced live in Charleston, SC. Here's some of the heavy-hitting categories below but you check out the full list of nominees here. Big props to Zagat 30 Under 30 honorees Danny Bowien, Thomas McNaugton and Melissa Chou who were nominated today. The James Beard Awards will go down on May 6 at NYC's Avery Fisher Hall.

Best Chef NYC: April Bloomfield, Wylie Dufresne, Mark Ladner, Jonathan Waxman, Michael White  

Outstanding Restaurant: August, Blue Hill, Highlands Bar and Grill, The Slanted Door, Spiaggia 

Outstanding Chef: Sean Brock, David Chang, Gary Danko, Suzanne Goin, Paul Kahan, Nancy Silverton

Best Chef West: Chris Cosentino, Christopher Kostow, Corey Lee, Daniel Patterson, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo

Outstanding Pastry Chef: Dominique Ansel, Melissa Chou, Ken Forkish, Hedy Goldsmith, Brooks

Outstanding Restaurateur: Maguy Le Coze, Donnie Madia, Piero Selvaggio, Carolyn Styne, Phil Suarez

Outstanding Service: Del Posto, Quince, The Restaurant at Meadowood, Topolobampo, Vetri

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 Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional: Sam Calagione, Merry Edwards, Garrett Oliver, Neal Rosenthal, David Wondrich

Outstanding Bar Program: The Aviary, Bar Agricole, NoMad, Holeman Finch & Public House, Pegu Club, The Violet Hour

Outstanding Wine Program: A16, The Barn at Blackberry Farm, CityZen at Mandarin Oriental, Frasca Food and Wine, Picasso


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