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MSP james beard semifinalists local rundown

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MSP james beard semifinalists local rundown

soupkitten | Feb 21, 2012 10:49 AM

best chef midwest:

brown & winberg -- travail
steven brown -- tilia
doug flicker -- piccolo
russell klein -- meritage
lenny russo -- heartland
stewart woodman -- heidi's

national awards:

bachelor farmer is listed for best new restaurant

la belle vie for outstanding bar program

restaurant alma is listed for outstanding restaurant (omg has it already been 10 years?!?)

tim mckee is up for outstanding chef

michelle gayer is up for outstanding pastry chef

d'amicos up for outstanding restaurateur

manny's steakhouse for outstanding service

sameh wadi is up for rising star (chef under 30 yrs age), again...

full semifinalist list here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02...

five finalists will be chosen from each category for the final award vote in march, the winners will be announced in may. congrats to all the local semifinalists! now let's talk about the chefs and restaurants!

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