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Atlanta's Semifinalists for the 2015 James Beard Awards

Plenty of local restaurants and chefs are in early contention.

The 2015 James Beard Foundation Award semifinalists have been announced, and several Atlanta candidates made the cut:

  • Lusca (Best New Restaurant)
  • The Grey, Savannah (Best New Restaurant)
  • Kimball House (Outstanding Bar Program)
  • Pamela Moxley, Miller Union (Outstanding Pastry Chef)
  • Bacchanalia (Outstanding Restaurant)
  • Ford Fry (Outstanding Restaurateur)
  • One Flew South (Outstanding Service)
  • Miller Union (Outstanding Wine Program)
  • Steven Grubbs, Empire State South (Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional)
  • Landon Thompson, Cooks & Soldiers (Rising Star of the Year)
  • Billy Allin, Cakes & Ale (Best Chef: Southeast)
  • Kevin Gillespie, Gunshow (Best Chef: Southeast)
  • Todd Ginsberg, The General Muir (Best Chef: Southeast)
  • Steven Satterfield, Miller Union (Best Chef: Southeast)

Finalists (nominees) will be announced on Tuesday, March 24, and the winners will be revealed at the awards gala in Chicago on May 4. See the full list of semifinalists over at Eater National.