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James Beard Award restaurants and chefs semifinalists announced

Angela Dimayuga of Mission Chinese Food on the

Angela Dimayuga of Mission Chinese Food on the Lower East Side is a James Beard Award semifinalist in the rising star chef of the year category. Photo Credit: Georgia Kral

The James Beard Foundation announced Wednesday the semifinalists for the 2016 restaurant and chef awards. 

The final nominees will be announced on March 15, and the awards will be given out at the James Beard Awards Gala on May 2 in Chicago.

Here are the semifinalists from New York. For the full list, visit 

Best New Restaurant: 

Superiority Burger, East Village
Wildair, Lower East Side

Outstanding Baker:

Zachary Golper, Bien Cuit, Boerum Hill
Melissa Weller, Sadelle’s, SoHo

Outstanding Bar Program:

Maison Premiere, Williamsburg

Outstanding Chef:

Andrew Carmellini, Locanda Verde, TriBeCa

Outstanding Pastry Chef:

Ghaya Oliveira, Daniel, Upper East Side
Jennifer Yee, Lafayette, NoHo

Outstanding Restaurant:

Craft, Gramercy Park
Frankies 457, Carroll Gardens
Momofuku Noodle Bar, East Village
The Spotted Pig, West Village

Outstanding Restaurateur:

Ken Friedman (The Spotted Pig, The Breslin, Tosca Café) 
Andrew Tarlow, Brooklyn (Diner, Marlow & Sons, Reynard and others) 

Outstanding Service:

Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, NY

Outstanding Wine Program:

Momofuku Ko, East Village

Outstanding Wine, Spirits, Beer Professional:

Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, Evil Twin Brewing, Brooklyn
Aldo Sohm, Aldo Sohm Wine Bar, midtown Manhattan

Rising Star Chef of the Year:

Angela Dimayuga, Mission Chinese Food, Lower East Side
Elise Kornack, Take Root, Carroll Gardens
José Ramírez-Ruiz, Semilla, Williamsburg
Matt Rudofker, Momofuku Ssäm Bar, East Village
Daniela Soto-Innes, Cosme, Flatiron District

Best Chef, New York City:

Nick Anderer, Marta
Jonathan Benno, Lincoln Ristorante
Rawia Bishara, Tanoreen, Bay Ridge
Marco Canora, Hearth
Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi, Carbone
John Fraser, Narcissa
Markus Glocker, Bâtard
James Kent, The NoMad
Anna Klinger, Al di Là Trattoria, Park Slope
Anita Lo, Annisa
Ignacio Mattos, Estela
George Mendes, Aldea
Carlo Mirarchi, Blanca, Bushwick 
Joe Ng, RedFarm
Alex Raij and Eder Montero, Txikito
Bryce Shuman, Betony
Justin Smillie, Upland
Alex Stupak, Empellón Cocina
Jonathan Waxman, Barbuto
Jody Williams, Buvette


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