The James Beard Foundation announced its list of finalists for the 2016 awards today, and although Indy was well-represented in the semis, no one from the Circle City made the next cut.
Here's the complete list of the finalists.
Indy's semi-finalists, as we reported on Feb. 17, included:
Martha Hoover, Patachou Inc., Indianapolis (Café Patachou, Petite Chou Bistro, Napolese, and others)
Rising Star of the Year
Alan Sternberg, Cerulean, Indianapolis
Best Chef: Great Lakes
Jonathan Brooks, Milktooth, Indianapolis
Greg Hardesty, Recess, Indianapolis
Abbi Merriss, Bluebeard, Indianapolis
If you're still following the awards, here are the deets from the Beard folks:
The 2016 James Beard Awards, hosted by Carla Hall, will be held at Lyric Opera of Chicago on
Monday, May 2. Ming Tsai will host our Book, Broadcast, and Journalism Awards, taking
place at New York City's Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers on Tuesday, April 26.