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The 2014 James Beard Semifinalists for Boston

By Scott Kearnan  |  February 19, 2014

It's the time of year: the James Beard Foundation has announced its annual restaurant and chef award semifinalists, and slew of Boston-area people and places have made the (preliminary) cut. Among the highlights: Tim Maslow of Ribelle (pictured) is a semifinalist in the "Rising Star Chef of the Year" category. The finalists will be announced on Wednesday, March 19, and the winners on May 2 and May 5. 

Here are the Massachusetts restaurants and chefs represented, by category:

Best New Restaurant

Asta (Boston)
Ribelle (Brookline) 

Outstanding Bar Program

The Hawthorne (Boston)

Outstanding Chef

Ana Sortun of Oleana (Cambridge)

Outstanding Pastry Chef

Maura Kilpatrick of Oleana (Cambridge)
Jonathan Stevens and Cheryl Maffei of Hungry Ghost (Northampton)

Outstanding Restaurant

Hamersley’s Bistro (Boston)

Outstanding Restaurateur

Garrett Harker (Eastern Standard, Island Creek Oyster Bar, The Hawthorne, Row 34)
Barbara Lynch, Barbara Lynch Gruppo (No. 9 Park, Menton, B&G Oysters, Sportello, Drink, The Butcher Shop, Stir)

Outstanding Service

L'Espalier (Boston)

Outstanding Wine Program

Troquet (Boston)

Rising Star Chef of the Year

Tim Maslow of Ribelle (Brookline; check out his 30 Under 30 profile here)

Best Chef: Northeast

Jamie Bissonnette of Coppa (Boston)
Joanne Chang of Flour Bakery + Cafe (Boston, Cambridge)
Michael Leviton of Lumière (Newton)
Barry Maiden of Hungry Mother (Cambridge)