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James Beard-Nominated Chef Felipe Riccio Brings the Mediterranean to Houston at March

March 14, 2022 | By Layne Van Vranken

Felipe Riccio is having a moment. Last month, the 31-year-old Houston chef was announced as a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef: Texas award and is receiving a lot of fanfare for his team’s beautifully designed fine-dining restaurant March, which, as he says, “tells the story of the Mediterranean” through cuisine.

Texas Gets 27 Nominations for the James Beard Awards

March 6, 2019 | By Kimya Kavehkar and June Naylor

Four Texans are finalists for the Best Chef: Southwest category. After the finalists for the annual James Beard Awards were announced in Houston on Wednesday, the number of Texans in the running for the honors dwindled from 27 to four—all chefs vying for the title Best Chef: Southwest. Representing Austin are Kevin Fink of Emmer & Rye, Michael Fojtasek of Olamaie, and Bryce Gilmore of Barley Swine, and representing San Antonio is Steve McHugh of Cured.

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