Several Houston-area chefs, restaurants and owners made the semifinalist list for the 2019 James Beard Awards, released on Feb. 27.

The Bayou City and its suburbs claim 11 of the nominees, many of whom have been finalists or semifinals before. The list of contenders will shorten to just nominees at 9 a.m. March 27 at Hugo’s, a Mexican restaurant led by James Beard Award-winning chef Hugo Ortega. It will be the first time a James Beard Award announcement is made in Houston. Winners will be announced…

Houston Biz Journal
Eleven Houston chefs and restaurants long-listed for top culinary award