Bacon, Deihl, Vedrinski and Brock nominated as James Beard semifinalists

Image by McCrady's Restaurant Sean Brock, a previous winner of a coveted James Beard Award, has been nominated as an Outstanding Chef semifinalist.

The James Beard Award semifinalists were announced yesterday, and per usual, Charleston chefs and restaurants have made a strong showing.

The Best Chef Southeast category has recognized Jeremiah Bacon of The Macintosh, Craig Deihl of Cypress and Ken Vedrinski of Trattoria Lucca.

The Macintosh appears again in the Best New Restaurant category while McCrady's Sean Brock is holding it down as the only Charlestonian in the running for Outstanding Chef.

Hop over to the James Beard blog to check out the full list of semifinalist nominees.

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