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Raise a glass to the Western chefs and restaurants who won big at this year’s ceremony

Maya Wong  – May 7, 2019

Possibly the biggest night in the culinary world, the annual James Beard Awards celebrates the top chefs, restaurateurs, pastry chefs, restaurant design, wine programs, and food and wine experts. The gala ceremony, held in Chicago on Monday night, honors the best of the bestand here are all the winners taking home medals in the West for 2019.

Outstanding Service

Frasca Food and Wine, Boulder, CO

Best Chef: Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX, UT)

Charleen Badman (FnB, Scottsdale, AZ)

Best Chef: West (CA, HI, NV)

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Michael Cimarusti (Providence, Los Angeles)

Best Chef: Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY)

Brady Williams (Canlis, Seattle)

Other Eating & Drinking Places

Schwartz and Architecture (S^A), El Pípila (San Francisco)

Outstanding Wine Program

Benu, San Francisco

Outstanding Bar Program

Bar Agricole, San Francisco

America’s Classics

America’s Classics awards are “regional establishments, often family-owned, that are treasured for their quality food, local character, and lasting appeal.” These businesses have usually been open for more than 10 years, and while they still technically qualify for other James Beard categories, are often overlooked.

Pho 79, Garden Grove, California

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Canlis, Seattle, Washington