UPDATE: Denver sports seven James Beard semifinalists


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And we have two winners.

The James Beard Foundation handed out its awards last night in New York City's Lincoln Center.

And both Rioja and Frasca walked away victorious.

View the full list of winners here: 2013-jbf-winners-site.pdf

——— FIRST UPDATE, MONDAY, MARCH 18, 10:59 A.M. ———

The James Beard Foundation finalists were announced today, and two Colorado eateries remain in the running.

In the Best Chef Southwest category, Rioja's Jennifer Jasinsky still stands. And in the Outstanding Wine Program category, Frasca Food and Wine remains in contention.

Here's a look at the full list of finalists in all the categories:

The winners will be announced May 6.

——- ORIGINAL POST, TUESDAY, FEB. 19, 4:28 P.M. ——-

The news of the foodie world today, via Huffington Post and many others, is the James Beard Foundation's announcement of the 2013 Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists.

Specific to our area, metro Denver boasts seven semifinalists, as noted in the Denver Business Journal.

From that list, we've greatly enjoyed visits to three of those seven as part of our weekly dining reviews.

If you missed them, here are looks into:

Squeaky Bean (plus this web extra)



For a look at semifinalists elsewhere in the country, click on this document from the foundation:

The next round of cuts will be announced Monday, March 18 — stay tuned.

James Beard Foundation Squeaky Bean
  • Matthew Schniper
  • Squeaky Bean earns a nod as an outstanding showcase of culinary prowess among six other Denver cohorts.


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