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.

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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