Brad Kilgore, Niven Patel Among Several Miami Semifinalists for 2019 James Beard Awards
In Miami New Times
By Laine Doss
The James Beard Foundation has just announced its semifinalists in the restaurant and chef categories for 2019, and South Florida has several reasons to be proud.
Four outstanding chefs from the region have made the shortlist in the coveted category Best Chef: South. They are Lindsay Autry (the Regional Kitchen & Public House), Clay Conley (Buccan), Brad Kilgore (Alter), and Niven Patel (Ghee Indian Kitchen). This is Kilgore’s fifth time being named a semifinalist for a Beard. Kilgore, who is currently in New York City, was humble when he learned of the announcement, talking up how great it was that Miami was recognized so many times.