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
Eater.com has the full list.