Here Are the 30th Annual James Beard Finalists from DC

The James Beard Foundation recently announced its list of Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists in advance of the 30th annual James Beard Awards. DC has a number of semifinalists. Here are the local DC finalists in each category:

Best New Restaurant

  • Rooster & Owl, Washington, D.C.
  • Thamee, Washington, D.C.

Outstanding Chef

  • Ann Cashion, Johnny’s Half Shell, Washington, D.C.
  • Vikram Sunderam, Rasika, Washington, D.C.

Outstanding Hospitality

  • Marcel’s, Washington, D.C.

Outstanding Restaurant 

  • Jaleo, Washington, D.C.
  • Komi, Washington, D.C.

Outstanding Restaurateur

  • Ruth Gresser, Pizzeria Paradiso, Washington, D.C. (Pizzeria Paradiso)

Outstanding Wine Program

  • Flight Wine Bar, Washington, D.C

Rising Star Chef of the Year 

  • Angel Barreto, Anju, Washington, D.C.
  • Daniela Moreira, Timber Pizza Co., Washington, D.C.

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic

  • Victor Albisu, Poca Madre, Washington, D.C.
  • Amy Brandwein, Centrolina, Washington, D.C.
  • Zenebech Dessu, Zenebech Restaurant, Washington, D.C.
  • Danny Lee, Anju, Washington, D.C.
  • Cagla Onal-Urel, Green Almond Pantry, Washington, D.C.
  • Peter Prime, Cane, Washington, D.C.
  • Jon Sybert, Tail Up Goat, Washington, D.C.

The full list of 2020 semifinalists can be reviewed at the end of the press release or directly at the James Beard Foundation website.

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