GSN Alert: JBF Announces 2013 Bar & Spirits Professional Semifinalists

james-beard-award-2011-media-2Today the James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists in the 2013 Restaurant and Chef Awards (alas only in PDF format). Do note that this is the “long list” of semifinalists before it gets winnowed down. The finalists will be announced on Monday, March 18, 2013 and the winners will then be announced at the James Beard Foundation Awards on Monday, May 6, 2013 at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall in New York City.  Good luck to all!


The Abbot’s Cellar, San Francisco
Anvil Bar & Refuge, Houston
The Aviary, Chicago
Bar Agricole, San Francisco
The Bar at the NoMad Hotel, NYC
The Broken Shaker, Miami Beach, FL
Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge, Milwaukee
Canon, Seattle
The Cedars Social, Dallas
Clyde Common, Portland, OR
Cook & Brown Public House, Providence
Cure, New Orleans
The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co., Philadelphia
The Hawthorne, Boston
High West Distillery & Saloon, Park City, UT
Holeman & Finch Public House, Atlanta
Marvel Bar, Minneapolis
Pegu Club, NYC
The Porter Beer Bar, Atlanta
Restaurant Eve, Alexandria, VA
Rivera, Los Angeles
The Varnish, Los Angeles
The Violet Hour, Chicago
Williams & Graham, Denver
Woodberry Kitchen, Baltimore


Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, DE
Ron Cooper, Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, Taos, NM
John and Kathe Dyson, Williams Selyem Winery, Healdsburg, CA
Merry Edwards, Merry Edwards Winery, Sebastopol, CA
Don Feinberg and Wendy Littlefield, Vanberg & DeWulf, Cooperstown, NY
Mike Floyd, Nick Floyd and Simon Floyd, Three Floyds Brewing, Munster, IN
Chuck Furuya, DK Restaurants, Maui, HI
Manfred Krankl, Sine Qua Non, Ventura, CA
Ted Lemon, Littorai Wines, Sebastopol, CA
Stephen McCarthy, Clear Creek Distillery, Portland, OR
Duncan Meyers and Nathan Roberts, Arnot-Roberts, Healdsburg, CA
Garrett Oliver, The Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY
Tom Peters, Monk’s Cafe, Philadelphia
Neal Rosenthal, Rosenthal Wine Merchant, NYC
Jörg Rupf, St. George Spirits, Alameda, CA
Eric Seed, Haus Alpenz, Edina, MN
Eric Solomon, Eric Solomon Selections – European Cellars, Charlotte, NC
Harlan Wheatley, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Frankfort, KY
Sean Lilly Wilson, Fullsteam, Durham, NC
David Wondrich, spirits educator, Brooklyn, NY