FIG & Hanna Raskin Named James Beard Award Finalists

The James Beard Foundation today announced the finalists for their 2017 award categories and, despite being well-represented in the semi-finals, Charleston only mustered two nominees.

For the fourth straight year, FIG was chosen as a finalist in the Outstanding Wine Program category. It is the lone Holy City restaurant to make it this far.

Post & Courier Food Editor Hanna Raskin was named a finalist in the "Local Impact" category of the James Beard Journalism Awards. She was named a finalist in this section for her work on the following articles: “‘Free crabs!," “A Significant Goodbye,” and “Feeding the Prison System.”

The winners will be revealed on Wednesday, April 25th. You can view the entire list of finalists here.

In addition, the Foundation announced that Bertha's Kitchen was one of the 2017 America's Classics Award Winners. They will accept their award at the James Beard Awards Gala on May 1st at Lyric Opera of Chicago.