(Two other Nashvillians had been named semifinalists in the Southeast category in February — Margot McCormack of Margot Café & Bar, and Tyler Brown of Capitol Grille. Lockeland Table, chef Hal Holden-Bache's place in East Nashville, got a prestigious nod as semifinalist in the national Best New Restaurant category but didn't advance.)
At the announcement ceremony today in New York, the foundation repeated the previously announced honorees for its America's Classics awards, which include Andre Prince Gregory's venerable Prince's Hot Chicken Shack in Nashville. Prince's and the other America's Classics honorees will be celebrated at the James Beard awards gala in May.
Other seminfinalists in the Southeast category: Ashley Christensen of Poole’s Downtown Diner in Raleigh, N.C.; Edward Lee of 610 Magnolia in Louisville, Ky.; Joseph Lenn of The Barn at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tenn.; and Steven Satterfield of Miller Union in Atlanta.
To see the full list of finalists, go to the JBF awards page and click on "Get the 2013 JBF Award Nominees list here!" to download the PDF.