San Francisco Shines in 2016 James Beard Foundation Award Nominations

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The 2016 James Beard Foundation Award nominations are saluting the formidable talent at eleven of San Francisco's bars and restaurants.

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There's no question that San Francisco is one of the culinary capitals of the world. Bon Appetit magazine called it the best food city in the country last August. Now the 2016 James Beard Foundation Award nominations are saluting the formidable talent at eleven of San Francisco's bars and restaurants.

The James Beard Foundation presents its awards annually to the chefs, restaurateurs, journalists and designers who excel on the culinary scene. There's no higher honor for professional foodies in America, like the Academy Awards of food.

Liholiho Yacht Club at the southern edge of Nob Hill was nominated as Best New Restaurant. Belinda Leong and Michel Suas of B. Patisserie, not far from the Presidio, were nominated as Outstanding Bakers, as was William Werner of Craftsman and Wolves in the Mission district.

Bar Agricole in the bustling SOMA neighborhood was nominated for Outstanding Bar Program.

Michael Tusk was nominated as Outstanding Chef and his entire team at Quince was nominated for Outstanding Service.

A trio of San Francisco chefs are up for consideration in the Best Chef: West category: Corey Lee of Benu, Matthew Accarino of SPQR and Dominique Crenn of Atelier Crenn. You can taste Matthew and Dominique's creations on trendy Fillmore Street.

Last but by no means least, Michael Mina has been nominated as Outstanding Restaurateur. Mina has been a leader in San Francisco's culinary scene for years and owns restaurants across the city, including Bourbon Steak and RN74. Even if you don't have the chance to snag a table at one of his establishments, you can still have the authentic Michael Mina experience during your visit. Follow Michael's suggestions for the must-see, must-do and must-taste attractions of San Francisco at . http://www.sanfrancisco.travel/article/how-i-see-san-francisco-chef-michael-mina.

The winners will be announced on May 2, 2016. Dedicated diners should make reservations now. Even if these nominees don’t win the ultimate prize, a fine meal will be had by all.

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