One bit of restaurant news is happening even though it comes later than originally planned.
Although the restaurant industry has been placed on hold pretty much everywhere n the U.S., the James Beard Foundation will be announcing its long-awaited awards nominees on May 4, the date the winners were originally to be announced at the Lyric Opera House in Chicago.
Semifinalists were announced Feb. 26. The nominees were supposed to be announced March 25 in Philadelphia.
Then the Covid-19 virus happened.
To see the list of categories and semifinalists visit James Beard/award/semifinalists.
Philadelphia still has an important role. The nominee announcement on May 4 is a livestream event at 4 p.m. EST via the Foundation Twitter @beardfoundation. It will be co-hosted by Visit Philadelphia President and CEO Jeff Guaracino and James Beard Foundation CEO Clare Reichenbach at 4 p.m. EST via the Foundation Twitter @beardfoundation.
Nominees will be named in more than 50 categories ranging from Restaurant and Chef to Restaurant Design and Books and Broadcasts.
Remember to put May 4 on the calendar to visit the JB Foundation Twitter page.
Related: Beard Semifinalists Announced.