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Hardesty, Frank, Orr and Tallent: your local James Beard semifinalists for 2015


A huge congratulations is in order for chefs Greg Hardesty of Recess, Micah Frank of Black Market, Daniel Orr of FARMbloomington and Tallent's David Tallent. These are your local James Beard Foundation's semi-finalists for the Great Lakes region's best chefs, and we are so proud to have so much talent in one humble corner of the world. Well done, chefs!  

Best Chef: Great Lakes
Myles Anton, Trattoria Stella, Traverse City, MI
Abraham Conlon, Fat Rice, Chicago
Marc Djozlija, Wright & Company, Detroit
Curtis Duffy, Grace, Chicago
Paul Fehribach, Big Jones, Chicago
Phillip Foss, EL Ideas, Chicago
Micah Frank, Black Market, Indianapolis
Greg Hardesty, Recess, Indianapolis

Eric Heath, Cleveland-Heath, Edwardsville, IL
Andy Hollyday, Selden Standard, Detroit
Brian Huston, Boltwood, Evanston, IL
Anne Kearney, Rue Dumaine, Dayton, OH
Thomas Lents, Sixteen, Chicago
Ryan McCaskey, Acadia, Chicago
Daniel Orr, FARMbloomington, Bloomington, IN
Jonathon Sawyer, Greenhouse Tavern, Cleveland
David Tallent, Restaurant Tallent, Bloomington, IN
Paul Virant, Vie, Western Springs, IL
Erling Wu-Bower, Nico Osteria, Chicago
Andrew Zimmerman, Sepia, Chicago


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