Big props to Gunshow’s Kevin Gillespie, Miller Union’s Steven Satterfield, and Staplehouse for advancing to the finals of the 2016 James Beard Awards. Staplehouse is a finalist for Best New Restaurant, while Satterfield and Gillespie are up for Best Chef: Southeast. This year marks the fourth time that Satterfield has made this category (and Gillespie’s second). Satterfield’s debut cookbook, Root to Leaf, hit shelves last March and is also a Beard finalist for photography.
Since 2010 Atlanta has garnered more and more nods from, what some call, the Oscars of the food world. In February, the organization recognized 14 Atlanta semifinalists, (15 counting Five & Ten in Athens), one more than in 2015.