Flora Street Cafe. Photo by Kevin Marple.


These Are the Dallas Chefs and Restaurants Nominated For 2017 James Beard Awards

Drumroll, please.

The James Beard Foundation just announced the semifinalist results for their 2017 restaurant and chef award categories. Omar Flores (Casa Rubia), Teiichi Sakurai (Tei-An), John Tesar (Knife), and David Uygur (Lucia) are vying as semifinalists for Best Chef Southwest.

Maggie Huff is a semifinalist for Outstanding Pastry Chef for her gorgeous work at FT33.

But perhaps most exciting, Flora Street Café snagged a spot as contender for Best New Restaurant nationwide. This year, the category includes a number of hot contenders from LA, New York, and Chicago. Should you need more enticement to visit the gem in the Arts District, you can read my write-up about it as Restaurant of the Year 2016.

Congratulations to our semifinalists! See the complete list here. And stay tuned for the final results, which will be announced March 15.