The James Beard Foundation has announced its finalists for 2015. The winners will be announced on May 4 in Chicago.
- Karen Akunowicz, Myers + Chang (Best Chef: Northeast finalist)
- Joanne Chang, Flour Bakery + Cafe (Outstanding Baker finalist) — "Say whaaaaaat?!? So honored to be included w Jim, Belinda, Mark, William as Beard Baker nom. Thank you!" she tweets. Plus: "SO excited for Myers+Chang's Chef Karen's nomination as Best Chef NE!!! So deserved- this is her year!"