Celebrating the South: Semifinalists for James Beard Awards Announced

Outstanding Wine Program
Bern’s Steak House, Tampa, FL
FIG, Charleston, SC
Hugo’s, Houston
McCrady’s, Charleston, SC
Miller Union, Atlanta

Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional
Diane Flynt, Foggy Ridge Cider, Dugspur, VA
Steven Grubbs, Empire State South, Atlanta
James Tidwell, Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, Irving, TX
Harlen Wheatley, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Frankfort, KY

Rising Star of the Year
Mark Buley and Sam Hellman-Mass, Odd Duck, Austin
Ari Kolender, Leon’s Oyster Shop, Charleston, SC
Grae Nonas, Olamaie, Austin
Landon Thompson, Cooks and Soldiers, Atlanta


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