This morning the James Beard Foundation released its list of finalists in the 2016 Awards. The winners of the Chef and Restaurant awards will be announced at the official James Beard Awards Gala on Monday, May 2, 2016 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. The Lowcountry sees only two culinary contenders advancing from semifinalists to the next level.
Here's the list of Charleston finalists:
Outstanding Chef: Sean Brock, Husk (Nashville)
Outstanding Wine Program: FIG
We're going to claim Brock, even though he's nominated for Husk Nashville.