James Beard Semifinalists Include Many Minnesotans

By Explore Minnesota

The Twin Cities culinary scene consistently draws national praise, and the latest spotlight falls on the many Minnesotans among the 2016 semifinalists for the James Beard Awards in chef and restaurant categories, including one big winner.

Best Chef - Midwest:

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Photo courtesy of Heartland Restaurant

Previous Best Chef - Midwest winners:

  • 2009 - Tim McKee, La Belle Vie, Minneapolis
  • 2010 - Alex Roberts, Restaurant Alma, Minneapolis 
  • 2011 - Isaac Becker, 112 Eatery, Minneapolis

Other Award Semifinalists:

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