2014 James Beard Foundation Finalists

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The James Beard Awards finalists were announced today. And though Philadelphia had semifinalists in ten categories including nine nominees for Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic, few went through to the finals. Brad Spence was the only local nominee to go through for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic. Marc Vetri was nominated for Outstanding Chef and his Vetri is a finalist for Best Service.

Philadelphia also picked up a nomination for Outstanding Restaurant Design as Tria Taproom was cited in the 75-seats and under category.

Outstanding Restaurant Design – 75-seats and Under

Tria Taproom – Assimilation Design Lab and Otto Architects.

Best Chef Mid-Atlantic

Brad Spence, Amis

Outstanding Service

Vetri

Outstanding Chef

Marc Vetri, Vetri