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Three from San Antonio Among James Beard Semifinalists

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Semifinalists for the James Beard Foundation Awards, the culinary world’s equivalent of the Oscars, were announced Tuesday, and the list includes three from San Antonio.

Biga on the Banks, 203 S. St. Mary’s St., was included on the list of Outstanding Service in the entire country.

Included in the list of semifinalists for Best Chef in the Southwest are Michael Sohocki of Restaurant Gwendolyn, 152 E. Pecan St., and David Gilbert, who recently left Sustenio at √Čilan Hotel, 17101 La Cantera Parkway.


Michael Sohocki of Restaurant Gwendolyn.

A number of other Texas chefs are included in various categories across the list of semifinalists. Tyson Cole of Uchi in Austin and Stephan Pyles Restaurant in Dallas are on the list for Outstanding Chef nationwide.

How many of the semifinalists will make it to the finals will not be known until March 18. The awards will be presented in New York on May 3 and 6.

For a full list of the semifinalists, click here.

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