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Aragona, Bar Sajor, Canon, and More Local 2014 James Beard Foundation Semifinalists

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The James Beard Foundation announced semifinalists in the 2014 Restaurant and Chef Awards via livestream today. Repping for Seattle: a small army of chefs and some new and established restaurants. Head below to see the list.

Outstanding Restaurant

Outstanding Bar Program

Outstanding Service
Cafe Juanita

Best New Restaurant
Bar Sajor

Outstanding Chef
John Sundstrom, Lark

Outstanding Pastry Chef
Neil Robertson, Crumble & Flake

Rising Star Chef of the Year
Chris Weber, The Herbfarm
Blaine Wetzel, The Willows Inn

Outstanding Restaurateur
Rick and Ann Yoder, Wild Ginger

Best Chef Northwest
Eric Donnelly, RockCreek
Renee Erickson, The Whale Wins
Jason Franey, Canlis
Nathan Lockwood, Altura
Brendan McGill, Hitchcock
Dustin Ronspies, Art of the Table
Ethan Stowell, Staple & Fancy
Jason Stratton, Spinasse
Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi, Joule

Finalists will be chosen March 18 and winners will be announced in NYC on May 5. Check out the complete list of semifinalists over on Eater National.
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2576 Aurora Avenue North, , WA 98109 (206) 283-3313 Visit Website

Cafe Juanita

9702 Northeast 120th Place, , WA 98034 (425) 823-1505 Visit Website

Bar Sajor

323 Occidental Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98104


928 12th Avenue, , WA 98122 Visit Website


96 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101 206 682 3590 Visit Website