MILWAUKEE — Some Milwaukee restaurants and chefs have been named semifinalists for this year's James Beard Awards.
Here are the semifinalists from Milwaukee:
— Outstanding Bar Program: Bryant's Cocktail Lounge
— Outstanding Restaurateur: Paul Bartolotta and Joe Bartolotta, The Bartolotta Restaurants
— Best Chef: Midwest: Dane Baldwin, The Diplomat
Karen Bell, Bavette La Boucherie
Dan Jacobs and Dan Van Rite, EsterEv
The 2019 James Beard Awards Gala is scheduled May 6 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.