by Steven Doyle
We wish to send congratulations to local chefs and restaurateurs who made the finalist list for the James Beard Awards for 2017
The list is longer than most years, and include Maggie Huff, for pastry at FT33, Stephan Pyles at his restaurant Flora for best new restaurant, Teiichi Sakurai Tei An)and John Tesar at Knife for Best Chef of the Southwest. The latter two are old friends and it is fantastic to see them both on the list.
Dallas has a history of being nominated but few in the actual win column. It would be something wonderful to see winners taking home the medallion from Dallas. We wish them all a well deserved congratulations and great luck.