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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10 meat and three restaurants we love in Birmingham, including Johnny’s, Eagle’s and the Paw Paw Patch

Birmingham, Alabama, Meat and Three Guide
Photo via Johnny’s Restaurant’s Instagram page

Collard greens cooked into submission, mounds of mashed potatoes with gravy lakes and trays of crispy fried chicken. What? A James Beard Foundation semifinalist too? If you haven’t tried these meat and three restaurants in Birmingham, then get to it.

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