James Beard semifinalists announced

BY Jess Harter Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Congrats to the Arizona semifinalists for 2012 James Beard Awards, the culinary world’s version of the Oscars:

  • Shinbay, Scottsdale (Best New Restaurant)
  • Janos Wilder, Janos, Tucson (Outstanding Chef)
  • Vincent on Camelback (Outstanding Restaurant)
  • Sam Fox, Fox Restaurant Concepts, Scottsdale (Outstanding Restaurateur)
  • Kevin Binkley, Binkley’s, Cave Creel (Best Chef Southwest)
  • Silvana Salcido Esparza, Barrio Café, Phoenix
  • John Sharpe, Turquoise Room, Winslow (Best Chef Southwest)

All except Shinbay are repeat semfinalists. See the full list of semifinalists here.

Finalists will be announced March 19, with winners named May 7.

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