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7 San Antonio area restaurants, 5 chefs announced as semi-finalists for the James Beard Awards

SAN ANTONIO – Seven San Antonio area restaurants and five local chefs have been announced as semi-finalists for the prestigious James Beard Awards.

The James Beard Foundation’s Restaurant and Chef Awards recognize exceptional talent and achievement in the culinary arts.

San Antonio’s Mixtli was recognized in two categories – Outstanding Restaurant and Outstanding Pastry Chef Sofia Tejeda.

La Panadería’s David Cáceres was recognized in the Outstanding Baker category.

Pearl’s High Street Wine Company Wine Bar was recognized in the Outstanding Wine Program category.

Four San Antonio-area chefs are semifinalists for Best Texas Chef, including Steven McHugh of Cured, Esaul Ramos Jr. of 2M Smokehouse, John Russ of Clementine and Ernest Servantes, and David Kirkland of Burnt Bean Co. in Seguin.

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Here is a list of all local semi-finalists:

  • Outstanding restaurant: Mixtli

  • Outstanding confectioner: Sofia Tejada, Mixtli

  • Outstanding Baker: David Caceres, La Panaderia

  • Outstanding wine program: High Street Wine Company

  • Best Chef (Texas): Steven McHugh, healed; Esaul Ramos Jr., 2M Smokehouse; John Russ, Clementine; Ernest Servantes and David Kirkland, Burnt Bean Co. at Seguin

The finalists will be announced on March 16th and the winners will be celebrated during a ceremony on June 13th in Chicago.

In addition to the Restaurant and Chef Awards, the James Beard Foundation also presents awards in the following categories: Leadership, Lifetime Achievement, Humanity of the Year and Media.

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