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James Beard Awards

(Chef Marc Vetri, in file photo. Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

The James Beard Awards Nominations Are Out. Who’s Representing Philadelphia?

The nominees include five chefs, one restaurant mogul and a beer baron.


Konstantinos Pitsillides, a semifinalist for best chef in the region, says he cooks for customers not awards. (credit: Paul Kurtz)

Only One Philadelphia Restaurant Makes Final James Beard Award List

Konstantinos Pitsillides, who was again up for best chef/Mid-Atlantic, was not selected as a finalist. “My aim is not James Beard, it’s just my customers.”