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Hazel Park’s Mabel Gray Among James Beard Awards Semifinalists

Plus, chefs Garrett Lipar, Andy Hollyday, Nick Janutol receive nods from the foundation.

Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

The James Beard Foundation has just announced its semifinalists for the 2016 restaurant and chef awards. Once again several familiar chef faces are repping Michigan, including Andy Hollyday of Selden Standard and Garrett Lipar of Marais. At the top of the list, James Rigato's Mabel Gray is also the running for Best New Restaurant of the Year.

Over the next several months, the semifinalists list will be pared down. Nominees in each category, along with nominations for book, journalism, broadcast media, and restaurant design awards, will be revealed on March 15. Winners will then be revealed at the 2016 James Beard Awards Gala in Chicago on May 2. Here's the full list of Michigan semifinalists:

Best New Restaurant

Mabel Gray, Hazel Park

Rising Star of the Year

Garrett Lipar, Marais, Grosse Pointe

Best Chef: Great Lakes

Nick Janutol, Forest, Birmingham

Andy Hollyday, Selden Standard, Detroit


735 Forest Avenue, , MI 48009 (248) 258-9400 Visit Website


17051 Kercheval Street, Grosse Pointe, MI 313-343-8800

Selden Standard

3921 2nd Avenue, , MI 48201 (313) 438-5055 Visit Website

Mabel Gray

23825 John R Road, , MI 48030 (248) 398-4300 Visit Website