Breaking: Three St. Louis Chefs Are James Beard Award Semifinalists


The James Beard Foundation today announced the semifinalists (link PDF) for its restaurant and chef awards. Three St. Louis chefs made the cut in the "Best Chef: Midwest" category: Gerard Craft of Niche, Josh Galliano of Monarch and Kevin Nashan of Sidney Street Cafe. In addition, Mike Odette of the excellent Sycamore in Columbia, Mo., made the list. Five finalists in each category will be announced on March 23.