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James Beard Awards 2015 Restaurant & Chef Semifinalists for Charleston

List for the Lowcountry.

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Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas, covering the food and restaurant scene across North and South Carolina.

This afternoon the James Beard Foundation released its list of semifinalists in the 2015 Restaurant and Chef Awards via livestream. Over the next month, this "long list" will be paired down. On Tuesday, March 24, the finalists will be announced. Finally, the winners of the Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards will be honored at a dinner on Friday, April 24 at Pier Sixty in New York City. The winners of the Chef and Restaurant awards will be announced at the official Awards Gala & Reception on Monday, May 4, 2015 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. This is the first time the awards will take place outside of New York City.

Here's the list of Charleston semifinalists:

Best New Restaurant: Edmund's Oast

Outstanding Baker: Lauren Mitterer, WildFlour Pastry

Outstanding Chef: Sean Brock, Husk

Outstanding Restaurant: Hominy Grill

Outstanding Service: Charleston Grill

Outstanding Wine Program: FIG, McCrady's

Rising Star of the Year: Ari Kolender, Leon's Oyster Shop

Best Chef: Southeast:
Jeremiah Bacon, The Macintosh
Josh Keeler, Two Boroughs Larder
Jason Stanhope, FIG has the full list.

Hominy Grill

207 Rutledge Avenue, , SC 29403 (843) 937-0930 Visit Website


155 East Bay Street, , SC 29401 (843) 577-0025 Visit Website

The Macintosh

2119 East Camelback Road, , AZ 85016 (602) 368-8766 Visit Website


76 Queen Street, Charleston, SC 29401 843 577 2500


232 Meeting Street, , SC 29401 (843) 805-5900 Visit Website

Charleston Grill

224 King Street, , SC 29401 (843) 577-4522 Visit Website

Edmund's Oast

1081 Morrison Drive, , SC 29403 (843) 727-1145 Visit Website

Wildflour Pastry

73 Spring St, Charleston, SC 29403 (843) 327-2621

Two Boroughs Larder

186 Coming St, Charleston, SC 29403 843-637-3722

Leon's Oyster Shop

698 King St, Charleston, SC 29403