Time to give major props to two of Connecticut's finest chef's for scoring an incredible honor. Who are they and where are they?

Eat, mangia, bon appetit. How about we dig in to some amazing food right here in Connecticut with an extra sense of pride. In the foodie world the James Beard awards rock. So it's with great pleasure I share with you this news from jamesbeard.org

We're thrilled to announce our 2018 Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists! Read on for semifinalists in all categories, from Outstanding Restaurant to Rising Star Chef of the Year.

Drum roll please. Nominated in the Best Chef: Northeast category are:

Tyler Anderson, Millwright’s, Simsbury, Connecticut
Brian Lewis, The Cottage, Westport, Connecticut

The Best Chef category is broken into 10 regions. There are also nominees for the Rising Star Chef of the Year, Best New Restaurant, Outstanding Restaurant, and more. To see the full list, and find some amazing places all around the country to put on your foodie bucket list, go to jamesbeard.org

The James Beard foundation will announce the final nominees on March 14 and the winners will be announced on April 27. Kind of like the Oscar's, it's just an honor to be nominated, but I'm still rooting for Connecticut's own!

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