TUCSON, Ariz. — Four tasty Tucson spots were named semifinalists for the 2020 James Beard Awards Wednesday.
The annual honors recognize outstanding chefs, restaurants, journalists, authors, and more in the food and beverage industy.
These hometown favorites made the list:
Don Guerra, Barrio Bread - Outstanding Baker
Mi Nidito Restuarant - Outstanding Hospitality
Stephen Paul and Amanda Paul, Hamilton Distillers (Whiskey Del Bac) - Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Producer
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El Jefe single barrel! What a pleasure it was to celebrate this new release dedicated to the jaguar known as El Jefe who roams less than one hundred miles from downtown Tucson. Delicious stuff, good job Hamilton! We can't wait to release our whiskey aged in their used barrels! #craftdistilling #singlemalt #whiskeyporn
Maria Mazon, Boca Tacos y Tequila - Best Chef: Southwest (AZ, NM, NV, OK)
The final Restaurant and Chef nominees will be announced in Philadelphia on Wednesday, March 25.