This morning the James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists in the 2011 Restaurant and Chef Awards — the finalists will be announced on March 21st in Portland and on Twitter — it's the "longlist" before the list is winnowed down.
Here are some Los Angeles highlights: Neighboring eateries A-Frame and Waterloo & City each received a nomination for Best New Restaurant. José Andrés and Suzanne Goin received nominations for Outstanding Chef. Dahlia Narvaez of Osteria Mozza received a nomination for Outstanding Pastry Chef. Melisse received a nomination for Outstanding Restaurant.
·2011 Restaurant & Chef Awards Semifinalists [JBF]