Published: Thu, March 15, 2018
Culture | By Glenn Strickland

Oberlin's Ben Sukle named finalist for regional James Beard award

Oberlin's Ben Sukle named finalist for regional James Beard award

The Bay Area's restaurant scene is poised to claim some more awards as nominations for the 2018 James Beard Awards were announced Wednesday. Winners in restaurant categories will be announced on May 7 at the foundation's annual gala at Chicago's Civic Opera House.

The James Beard Foundation, which oversees the awards program, also announced that it will induct Commander's Palace proprietors Lally Brennan and Ti Adelaide Martin into its Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America. Link has been nominated for this award four times in the past.

Just two local chefs-Brown and Jorge Guzman at Surly Brewer's Table-made the final cut previous year. Christensen is the only new name in the category; Link and Hamilton were finalists past year.

This year's results notwithstanding, St. Louis has enjoyed success at the James Beard Awards in recent years. New to the list are former "Top Chef" Tiffani Faison for her new Fenway restaurant Tiger Mama, and Tony Messina for Uni. The honor this year is shared by Lally Brennan and Ti Adelaide Martin, the cousins who together run Commander's Palace.

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