Austin is well-represented among this year’s finalists for the James Beard Awards. Considered the Oscars of the culinary world, the Beard Awards recognize chefs, restaurants, and media in dozens of categories. Overall, the city’s bars and restaurants turned seven semifinalist nominations into two finalists. They are: Emmer & Rye’s Kevin Fink for Best Chef: Texas Olamaie’s Michael Fojtasek for Best Chef: Texas For the first time, the foundation has designated Texas as its own region…

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Source: http://austin.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/05-04-20-james-beard-awards-finalists-2020-kevin-fink-michael-fojtasek/