The James Beard Awards delight foodies, chefs, and restauranteurs each year. Due to Seattle’s rich culinary scene, our city is lucky enough to have nominees almost every year. This year is no different and the awards season started out strong with many locals selected to be considered for the award. Now we’re down to the finalists and Seattle is still sitting strong.

Our local James Beard Awardsย nominees are down to a select five. You’ll probably recognize the names of several of these local spots and one spot out in Pullman also made the cut.

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These are the five local restaurants, restauranteurs, and chefs still in the running.

Outstanding Restaurant Presented by Acqua Pannaยฎ Natural Spring Water
– Copine, Seattle, WA

Outstanding Restaurateur
– Yenvy and Quynh Pham, PhแปŸ Bแบฏc Sup Shop, PhแปŸcific Standard Time, The Boat, Seattle, WA

Outstanding Hospitality Presented by American Airlines
– The Black Cypress, Pullman, WA

Outstanding Bar Presented by Hilton
– Rob Roy, Seattle, WA

Best Chef: Northwest and Pacific (AK, HI, OR, WA)
– Aaron Verzosa, Archipelago, Seattle, WA

Keep your fingers crossed for these local spots and in the meantime be sure to pay them a visit and try out some tasty eats.