Salivate Over These Food Pictures From James Beard Award Finalists


Well, the Oscars are over. That means it’s time for the Food Oscars™, as James Beard Awards season kicks into gear. Nominees have been announced and there’s an array of great chefs, bakers, restaurateurs, writers, and bartenders across America to celebrate.

To entice your senses, we’ve put together a visual tour of the nominees for the Best New Restaurant and Rising Star Chef of the Year. It’s only a small taste of the (very) long list of nominees across every part of the food business. But, for us, these are some of the tastiest bits.

Before we jump in, we have to give a special shoutout to friend-to-Uproxx, Chef Sean Sherman on his nod for the ground-breaking cookbook, The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen! Now… on to the food porn!