As Jason mentioned in Leading Off this morning, Stephan Pyles has made the list of semifinalists for the 2010 James Beard Awards — twice. The man himself is a semifinalist for Outstanding Chef for his work at his eponymous Stephan Pyles restaurant. And his Samar, right down the street, is a semifinalist for Best New Restaurant.
The link Jason gave was to a story on nbcdfw.com, which said Pyles was the only chef in North Texas to be named a semifinalist. Alert FBvian Marcus had a look at the semifinalists list and noticed that the fine folks at nbcdfw.com missed Sharon Hage’s name. She’s a semifinalist in the Best Chef Southwest category.
Congrats to both. I’m sure Nancy will have a more extensive post on this in a bit over on SideDish.