, owner and executive chef of Niche
, Taste by Niche
and Brasserie by Niche
, was not chosen the "Best Chef: Midwest" at the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards.
The award, announced moments ago, went to Alexander Roberts
of Restaurant Alma
Congrats again to Craft for the distinct honor of being a finalist for two consecutive years -- the only St. Louis-based chef to be a finalist even once, let alone twice.