Chicagoans aplenty on 2015 James Beard Award semifinalist list

February 18, 2015 5:19 PM

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With the James Beard Foundation's 25th awards taking place in Chicago this year, a number of locals could find themselves standing on the stage of the Civic Opera House this May.

As has been tradition the last few years, the Beard Foundation released on Wednesday a "long list" of semifinalists. From these names (generally 20-25 per category), five will emerge as finalists when nominees are announced March 24. The chef/restaurant awards will take place May 4 in Chicago, while...

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