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Our local picks for the James Beard Award Semifinalists List

Because Chattanooga got snubbed on the official list.

a wood-fired pizza

Wood-fired pizza and fantastic hospitality? That’s a win from Wooden City.

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We said it yesterday, and we’ll say it again — Chattanooga got snubbed in the James Beard Award Semifinalists list.

So, we took matters into our own hands: here’s our very own list, showing all of the local spots and chefs ol’ James left out.

*There are a ton of amazing restaurants and chefs in the Chattanooga area. These are certainly not all of them. We’re just having some fun and highlighting a few great ones.

Outstanding Restaurateur

Outstanding Chef

Outstanding Restaurant

Emerging Chef

Best New Restaurant

NOOGAtoday: Six18

Head to Six18 for “southern soul food with a modern twist.”

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Outstanding Bakery

Outstanding Pastry Chef or Baker

Outstanding Hospitality

Outstanding Wine and Other Beverages Program

Outstanding Bar

NOOGAtoday: Flying Squirrel

Flying Squirrel has more than just fire drinks — these are the ginger and scallion noodles.

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Best Chefs

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