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Here Are Your 2014 James Beard Award Semifinalists

Today, the James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists for this year's Restaurant and Chef Awards via livestream. The finalists will be announced on March 18, with the awards ceremony taking place in May.

Best New Restaurant:
Laurel; Serpico
Outstanding Bar Program: Franklin Mortgage + Investment Co.
Outstanding Chef: Marc Vetri, Vetri
Outstanding Pastry Chef: Kate Jacoby, Vedge
Outstanding Restaurant: Fork
Outstanding Restaurateur: Stephen Starr; Valerie Safran and Marcie Turney
Outstanding Service: Vetri
Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional: Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head (Delaware); Tom Peters, Monk's
Rising Star Chef of the Year: Ben Puchowitz, Cheu Noodle Bar; Christopher Kearse, Will BYOB; Ben Nerenhausen, Mistral (Princeton)
Best Chef Mid-Atlantic:
Brad Spence, Amis
Joe Cicala, Le Virtu
Lee Styer, Fond
Rich Landau, Vedge
Pierre Calmels, Bibou
Scott Anderson, Elements (Princeton)
Joey Baldino, Zeppoli (Collingswood)
Lucas Manteca, The Red Store (Cape May)
Bryan Sikora, La Fia (Wilmington)
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