They were supposed to be announced here in Philadelphia at the Barnes Foundation back in March, but they were postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Monday, the announcement was made virtually with a kickoff message from Mayor Jim Kenney.
The mayor called them the backbone of our city.
These are the local elite finalists headed to the next round:
Best Chef Mid-Atlantic:
Nicholas Elmi, Laurel, Philadelphia
Rich Landau, Vedge, Philadelphia
Cristina Martinez, South Philly Barbacoa, Philadelphia
Marc Vetri, Vetri Cucina, Philadelphia
Best New Restaurant:
View the full list of nominess HERE.
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