The James Beard Foundation recently announced their list of semi-finalists for the extremely prestigious James Beard Awards. The James Beard Awards is an annual award ceremony which recognizes outstanding food, hospitality, chefs and other aspects of the food industry. Only the best of the best receive a James Beard Award.
The finals will take place in Chicago in June, and we’re so happy to announce that there were several Atlanta restaurants and chefs that made the semi-finals!
Best Chef in the Southeast
One of the categories is ‘Best Chef in the Southeast’ and Atlanta is proud to say that we have a few semi-finalists on the list! The other states included in the Southeast are: Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.
One incredible restaurant with a ‘best chef in the Southeast’ semi-finalist is Bomb Biscuit’s very own Erika Council!
With an absolutely delicious southern-style biscuits, Bomb Biscuits is a love letter to Black culinary excellence. Chef Erika Council makes biscuits like no one else, with truly mouth-watering flavors that incorporate traditional Southern and Black cooking styles! All of her food feels like comfort food, and her fluffy, soft biscuits are a classic staple of Atlanta cuisine.
Tell us about Bomb Biscuits!
You might remember the name Bomb Biscuits from The New York Times’ recent ’50 Best Restaurants in America’ , or our roundup of the best biscuits in Atlanta (of course) !
Bomb Biscuit serves delicious classic biscuit options like the Glori-fried chicken biscuit or a classic Biscuits-n-sausage gravy. And Chef Erika Council also serves unique, one-of-a-kind biscuits like the Lemon Pepper Chicken biscuit or the Pimento Chick biscuit, which has chicken sausage and melty, delicious pimiento cheese!
We’re so proud of Chef Erika Council, and we’ve got our fingers crossed for the James Beard Finals! Congratulations on your James Beard Semi-finals ranking, Chef Council!