Stephan Pyles, Sharon Hage Named Semifinalists for James Beard Award

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, 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 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.


  • Marcus

    Tim owes me 1 beer @ the Monk.

  • We owe you one, too, Marcus. Thanks.

  • bill holston

    I’ll tell you who gets big awards from me: The chefs at this event today:

    Fantastic soups and breads all for the benefit of NTFB. Man, when people complain about our city, I wish they would pay attention to things like this.

    * Baylor Heart & Vascular Hospital
    * Big Shucks
    * Blue Mesa
    * Bolla at the Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa
    * Boudreaux’s
    * Cabot Creamery Cooperative
    * Celebration Market & Restaurant
    * Children’s Medical Center of Dallas/Sodexo
    * Couture Confections
    * Dave & Buster’s
    * Dining at the Meyerson
    * Gordon Biersch
    * Great Harvest Bread Co.
    * Greenz, salads for z’ adventurous
    * JD’s Chippery
    * Morton’s The Steakhouse Dallas
    * North Texas Food Bank Community Kitchen
    * Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
    * Paciugo Gelato & Caffè
    * Royal Cup Coffee
    * The Place at Perry’s
    * Tom Thumb
    * Wolfgang Puck Catering

  • Marcus

    @ Greg

    Just give Tammy Dombeck a hug for me and we’ll be even.