Which ATL Names Made the James Beard Semifinalists?

By Christopher Hassiotis | February 19, 2014 By Christopher Hassiotis  |  February 19, 2014

Semifinalists for the 2014 James Beard Awards were announced this morning, and Atlanta (Decatur and Athens, too!) continues to cement its status as one of the nation's prime dining cities. Local chefs and restaurants received acclaim in many categories, from the established (Bacchanalia, Miller Union) to the new (Kimball House, The General Muir). The ATL presence is below, and you'll find the entire (long) list of nominations here. What's missing? We got no nods in the Outstanding Pastry Chef, Outstanding Restaurant and Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional categories, among a few others. The final Restaurant and Chef Award nominations come on Wednesday, March 19, as do the nominations for the Book, Journalism, Broadcast, and Restaurant Design awards. Let us know how you feel about this year's nominations in the comments or via Twitter.

Outstanding Chef
Anne Quatrano (Bacchanalia)

Best Chef: Southeast
Billy Allin (Cakes & Ale)
Todd Ginsberg (The General Muir)
Steven Satterfield (Miller Union)

Outstanding Restaurateur
Ford Fry (St. Cecilia, King + Duke, The Optimist, JCT. Kitchen, No. 246)
Mike Klank & Eddie Hernandez (Taqueria del Sol)

Outstanding Service
One Flew South

Outstanding Wine Program
Five & Ten (Athens)

Outstanding Bar Program
Kimball House
The Porter Beer Bar

Places Mentioned

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Cakes & Ale

American Decatur
Food24 Decor21 Service23 Cost$43
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King + Duke

American Buckhead
Food24 Decor25 Service24 Cost$61
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JCT. Kitchen & Bar

West Atlanta
Food24 Decor23 Service23 Cost$38
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The Optimist

Seafood Knight Park/Howell Station
Food26 Decor25 Service24 Cost$55
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no. 246

Italian Decatur
Food23 Decor22 Service22 Cost$35
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The General Muir

American Druid Hills
Food23 Decor22 Service22 Cost$23
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Miller Union

American Knight Park/Howell Station
Food26 Decor24 Service24 Cost$47
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Taqueria Del Sol

Mexican West Atlanta
Food24 Decor15 Service18 Cost$14
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Kimball House

New American Decatur
Food25 Decor26 Service23 Cost$44
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The Porter Beer Bar

American Little Five Points
Food25 Decor20 Service22 Cost$23

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