James Beard Awards
1:33 pm
Thu February 17, 2011

Foodies take note: James Beard semifinalists include four local names

St. Louis foodies, this one's for you.

Four local culinary names have been designated James Beard Award semifinalists, the St. Louis Business Journal reports.

For those of you unfamiliar with the James Beard Award, the Journal says Time magazine called it the "Oscars of the food world."

So who are the four local honorees? Alphabetically they are:

Bardgett is up for the award for Outstanding Wine Service, while the other three are in contest for the "Best Chef in the Midwest" designation.