PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The James Beard Awards for 2023 are coming up, around the same time as the release of U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Foodie Cities in the country.
Spoiler alert: Philadelphia makes a very good showing on both lists.
Six chefs and restaurants have made it to the final rounds of the James Beard Awards with winners announced during a ceremony on June 5 in Chicago.
Local chefs in the running for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic include Jesse Ito of Royal Sushi & Izakaya, Dionicio Jimenez of Cantina La Martina, and Chutatip 'Nok' Suntaranon of Kalaya.
Rittenhouse staple Friday Saturday Sunday is a contender for Outstanding Restaurant, and Amanda Shulman of Her Place Supper Club is up for Emerging Chef. Ellen Yin, founder of High Street Hospitality Group, is a national nominee for Outstanding Restaurateur.
The restaurants represent a diversity of cuisines and chef backgrounds.
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Royal Sushi & Izakaya | Facebook | Instagram
780 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Cantina La Martina | | Instagram
2800 D St., Philadelphia, PA 19134
4 W Palmer St, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Friday Saturday Sunday | Instagram
261 S 21st St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Her Place Supper Club | Instagram
1740 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103