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Numerous Seattle chefs and restaurants nominated for James Beard awards

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The James Beard Foundation just announced semifinalists for this year’s awards, and numerous Seattle chefs and restaurants were nominated, in case you want play nominee Bingo and see how many you’ve been to.

The list of Seattle semifinalists is below. Rachel — whose podcast Your Last Meal was nominated last year for Best Podcast — will be discussing the list Thursday on Seattle’s Morning News with Dave Ross.

Best New Restaurant
Sawyer, Seattle

Rising Star Chef of the Year
Jay Blackinton, Aelder/Hogstone’s Wood Oven, Orcas Island, WA
Shota Nakajima, Adana, Seattle

Outstanding Restaurant
Cafe Juanita, Kirkland, WA

Outstanding Chef
Renee Erickson of Bateau, Seattle
Shiro Kashiba, Sushi Kashiba, Seattle

Outstanding Baker
Kit Schumann and Jesse Schumann, Sea Wolf Bakers, Seattle

Outstanding Bar Program
No Anchor, Seattle

Outstanding Pastry Chef
Junko Mine, Cafe Juanita, Kirkland, WA

Outstanding Restaurateur
Ethan Stowell, Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Seattle (Ballard Pizza Co., Bramling Cross, Cortina, and others)

Outstanding Service
Canlis, Seattle

Outstanding Wine Program
L’Oursin, Seattle

Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Producer
Dave Green, Skagit Valley Malting, Burlington, WA
Mike Sauer, Red Willow Vineyard, Wapato, WA
Mhairi Voelsgen, broVo Spirits, Woodinville, WA

Best Chef: Northwest
Logan Cox, Homer, Seattle
Eric Donnelly, RockCreek, Seattle
Eric Johnson, Stateside, Seattle
Taichi Kitamura, Sushi Kappo Tamura, Seattle
Colin Patterson, Mana Restaurant, Leavenworth, WA
Mutsuko Soma, Kamonegi, Seattle
Brady Williams, Canlis, Seattle
Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi, Joule, Seattle

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