Sweet news:The American Restaurant’s
Nick Wesemann is a semifinalist in the Outstanding Pastry Chef category of the2014 James Beard Foundation Awards
Ted Habiger ofRoom 39
and Howard Hanna ofThe Rieger Hotel Grill Exchange
have also been named semifinalists in the Best Chef: Midwest category, which Bluestem and Rye owner
The semifinalists were selected from thousands of online entries and announced this morning in Orlando. Finalists for the James Beard awards, the highest honor for food and beverage professionals in the nation, will be revealed March 18. Winners will be announced in May at an awards ceremony in New York City.View the full list of semifinalists here. For regular updates on Kansas City food and restaurant news, follow @chowtownkc on Twitter.