Several Southern Nevada restaurants are represented in the 2018 James Beard Awards as semifinalists.
Lotus of Siam, 620 E. Flamingo Road (with a temporarily closed location in the Commercial Center on Sahara Avenue) is a semifinalist for outstanding wine program. Sheridan Su, whose restaurants are Flock & Fowl in The Ogden downtown (also with a temporarily closed location, at 380 W. Sahara Ave.) and Fat Choy in the Eureka Casino at 595 E. Sahara Ave., is a semi-finalist for Best Chef: West.
And Sam Fox, of Phoenix-based Fox Restaurant Concepts, is a semifinalist for outstanding restaurateur. Fox’s local restaurants are Culinary Dropout at the Hard Rock Hotel and North Italia and the soon-to-open Flower Child at 1069 S. Rampart Blvd.
The final nominees will be announced March 14. Winners will be announced at the awards gala on May 7 in Chicago.
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