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Milwaukee restaurants, chefs named semifinalists for James Beard Awards

Posted at 12:30 PM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 14:35:05-05

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.