Meet Pittsburgh's 2019 James Beard Award Semifinalists

Pittsburgh has seven nominations in five categories.

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The James Beard Foundation announced the names of the semifinalists for its 2019 restaurant and chef awards. Pittsburgh is represented in five categories. The finalists will be announced on March 27 and the winners at a gala in Chicago on May 6. Pittsburgh Magazine will keep you updated throughout the process. 

Outstanding Restaurateur: Richard DeShantz and Tolga Sevdik, Richard DeShantz Restaurant Group
Outstanding Wine Program: Bar Marco
Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional: Meredith Meyer Grelli, Wigle Whiskey
Rising Star Chef of the Year: Becca Hegarty, Bitter Ends Luncheonette
Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic: Wei Zhu, Chengdu Gourmet; Jamilka Borges, Independent Brewing Company; and Kristin Butterworth, Lautrec

Here is the complete list of semifinalists. 

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