Finalists named for James Beard Awards

More newcomers make it onto this year’s list

A growing number of newcomers made it onto the list of finalists for this year’s James Beard Foundation Awards, which many consider to be the industry’s most prestigious honor for restaurants, chefs and foodservice professionals.

Nominees for best new restaurant are ABC Kitchen in New York City, Benu in San Francisco, Girl & the Goat in Chicago, Menton in Boston and Torrisi Italian Specialties in New York City.

Nominees for Rising Star, given to chefs aged 30 or

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