James Beard award for Best Chef Southwest eludes Bryce Gilmore again

Bryce Gilmore is exeucitve chef and owner of Barley Swine at 6555 Burnet Rd in North Austin.
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The James Beard award for Best Chef Southwest remained elusive for Barley Swine chef-owner Bryce Gilmore Monday night in Chicago. Houston chef Hugo Ortega took home the award for which Gilmore earned his fifth consecutive finalist nod this year for the small-plates, hyper-local restaurant he originally opened in 2010.

 Barley Swine earned the #1 ranking in the Austin360 Dining Guide in 2016 and in 2013, and his Odd Duck also took at Top 10 spot last year (#4).


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