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Here Are the 2015 James Beard Awards Finalists for Philadelphia

The full list of local nominees.


The James Beard Foundation has announced the finalists for the 2015 James Beard Awards at the James Beard House in New York City (the semifinalists were announced last month). The Book, Broadcast and Journalism Award winners will be announced on April 24. The winners in the chefs and restaurant categories will be announced on Monday, May 4 at the Lyric Opera House in Chicago. Here are Philly's local nominees:

Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award
"Abe Fisher," "Mole Poblano," "Volvér Lays It on Thick"
Craig LaBan
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Outstanding Chef
Marc Vetri (Vetri)

Outstanding Restaurateur
Stephen Starr, Starr Restaurants (The Dandelion, Talula's Garden, Serpico, and others)

Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional
Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, DE

Rising Star Chef of the Year
Alex Bois, High Street on Market

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic (D.C., DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA)
Joe Cicala, Le Virtù
Rich Landau, Vedge
Greg Vernick, Vernick Food & Drink

Check out the full list of finalists on Eater National.