This morning the James Beard Foundation released its list of semifinalists in the 2017 Restaurant and Chef Awards. Over the next month, this "long list" will be pared down, with the finalists announced on Wednesday, March 15. The 2017 James Beard Awards Gala will be held at the Lyric Opera of Chicago on Monday, May 1.
Here’s the list of Nashville semifinalists:
Best New Restaurant: Bastion
Best Chef (Southeast): Andy Little, Josephine
Other semifinalists representing Tennessee include Erik Niel of Easy Bistro in Chattanooga (Best Chef: Southeast) and Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman of Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen in Memphis (Best Chef: Southeast).
Eater has the entire list here.