The James Beard Awards—the Oscars of the food world—are the culinary industry’s highest honor. Four of Greenville’s favorite current restaurants and chefs have been semifinalists for this recognition, which celebrates those who are making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse and sustainable for everyone.
Chef Greg McPhee
Best New Restaurant, 2017
586 Perry Ave.
Locally sourced small plates with big flavor.
Chef Jon Buck
Best Chef in the Southeast, 2018
722 S. Main St.
Ingredient-driven Southern cuisine.
*Now reimagined as Husk Barbeque, with Chef David Jensen.
Oak Hill Café & Farm
Chef David Porras
Best New Restaurant, 2020
2510 Poinsett Highway
A farm-to-table restaurant … with its own organic, permaculture farm.
Topsoil Kitchen & Market
Chef Adam Cooke
Best Chef in the Southeast, 2020
13 S. Main St. (Travelers Rest)
A seasonal menu connected to local growers.