In anticipation of the nominees set to be announced March 22 in New Orleans, the James Beard Foundation has revealed the 2010 semifinalists for its Restaurant and Chef Awards -- and Miami is definitely well represented.
A well-deserved nominee if you ask us is Sam Gorenstein of BLT Steak at the Besty Hotel who is up for Rising Star Chef of the Year.
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We'd like to think Lee Klein's review had something to do with Eos at the Viceroy getting picked for Best New Restaurant along with Soleá at the W South Beach.
Hedy Goldsmith's pop tarts had Frank Bruni raving about them in the New York Times, so it's no surprise she's up for Outstanding Pastry Chef.
We'll see who gets shortlisted when the nominees are announced March 22. Let's keep our fingers crossed.