Houston Restaurants Make Semi-Finals for James Beard Awards 2016

A cookbook author and teacher, James Beard was a trailblazer of American cuisine who helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts. Today, the James Beard Foundation continues in the same spirit by offering a variety of events and programs designed to educate, inspire, entertain, and foster a deeper understanding of our culinary culture. Every year, the foundation presents awards nationwide to the country’s top culinary talent.


In its semi-finalist round, the 2016 James Beard Awards have recognized several restaurants in the Houston area for this prestigious recognition. Below are the semi-finalist nominees, along with their categories of nomination.

Best New Restaurant

Helen Greek Food and Wine2429 Rice Blvd.

Outstanding Bar Program

Anvil Bar & Refuge1424 Westheimer Rd.

Outstanding Service

The Pass507 Taft St.

Best Chef: Southwest

Manabu Horiuchi of Kata Robata3600 Kirby Dr.

Hugo Ortega of Caracol2200 Post Oak Blvd.

Justin Yu of Oxheart1302 Nance St.

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