I get extremely excited when the annual James Beard award nominees are announced each year. It’s a moment to celebrate the incredibly talented individuals throughout the culinary world. It’s also a moment where I discover a ton of new restaurant locations to add to my food bucket list.
The 2022 semi-finalists were announced back in February and it was awesome to see how strong Wisconsin showed up. 13 semi-finalists represent the state with nine coming from Milwaukee. Check out the full list here.
I got a chance to dine at one of them last weekend: Best Chef: Midwest: Karen Bell and her restaurant Bavette La Boucherie. I’m always on the lookout for a quality Cuban sandwich. The one I had here was sensational. I’d be hard-pressed to think of a better one in Milwaukee. I want with Shannon and my in-laws and everyone had recommendable food and drinks.