Durham-admirers will be pleased to discover that the Oscars of the food world, The James Beard Awards, have recognized five Durham chefs and restaurants as part of its 2013 semifinalists list.
The honorees for the James Beard Foundation's 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists are:
- Mateo bar de Tapas in the category of Best New Restaurant
- Pheobe Lawless of Scratch Bakery in the category of Outstanding Pastry Chef
- Sean Lilly Wilson of Fullsteam Brewery in the category of Outstanding Wine, Spirits, Beer Professional
- Scott Howell of Nana's in the category of Best Chef in the Southeast