2019 James Beard Semifinalists include Timothy Hontzas of Johnny’s Restaurant and The Atomic Lounge in Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama, Meat and Three Guide, Timothy Hontzas, James Beard Semifinalist
Chef Timothy Hontzas (left). Photo via Johnny’s Restaurant’s Instagram

The James Beard Foundation released its 2019 Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists today. From the Birmingham area, Timothy Hontzas of Johnny’s Restaurant in Homewood is up for Best Chef of the South. Also from Birmingham, The Atomic Lounge is up for Best Bar Program.

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