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Philadelphia nabs four James Beard Award nominations

By Caroline Coral
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The who’s who of the Philadelphia restaurant scene aren’t typically much for breakfast meetings, but this morning the city’s top chefs and hospitality pros came together at Parc in Rittenhouse to hear the announcement of the 2018 James Beard nominees.

Philadelphia was well represented in the list of semifinalists, with 15 nominations. Today, only four of those were named finalists and will be going on to the award ceremony in Chicago on May 7.

With a venerable line up that includes Fork, High Street on Market, a.kitchen, a.bar and High Street on Hudson in New York, Ellen Yin is up for Outstanding Restaurateur.

Rich Landau is in the running for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic for his groundbreaking empire of vegan restaurants including Vedge, V Street, Wiz Kid and the upcoming Fancy Radish in D.C.

The Cook & Solo crew are well versed in the world of Beard awards with Mike Solomonov taking home the title of Best Chef Mid Atlantic in 2011 and Outstanding Chef in 2017. This year the restaurant group’s flagship, Zahav, is vying for two titles: Rising Star, for pastry chef Camille Cogswell, and Outstanding Service.

Congrats to all the local nominees. You can see the full nomination list here.

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