James Beard awards Miami finalists announced

Hedy Goldsmith of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink in Miami. (Courtesy)

Two South Florida chefs have moved from semifinalists to finalists for the prestigious 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards.

Jeff McInnis of Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in Miami Beach is nominated in the best chef South category along with four chefs who cook in New Orleans.

Hedy Goldsmith of Michael's Genuine Fod & Drink in Miami, is among five finalists for the outstanding pastry chef award.

Also up for an outstanding restaurant award is Alejandro Barrios-Carrero, a Venezuelan architect and interior designer, who designed Juvia, the penthouse restaurant on top of off Herzog & de Meuron’s parking garage on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach.


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Finally, San Francisco chef and restaurateur Michael Mina, whose Bourbon Steak is inside Turnberry Isle Miami resortin Aventura, will be inducted into the Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America. The award honors "renowned culinary professionals who have made a significant and unique contribution to the American food and beverage industry."

Awards will be given May 6.