Izard Named Local Beard Award Finalist

Girl & the Goat in running for Best New Restaurant

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    NEWSLETTERS

    It's been a good year for Stephanie Izard.

    Saying it's been a good year for Girl & the Goat's Stephanie Izard is an understatement.

    The former "Top Chef" winner's hot West Loop restaurant was named a finalist in the "Best New Restaurant" category for the 2011 James Beard Foundation awards.

    The full list of finalists were announced Monday via the organization's Twitter account.

    Here's the full list of local finalists via TheFeast.com:

    Best New Restaurant
    Girl & The Goat
    Outstanding Chef
    Paul Kahan, Blackbird
    Outstanding Pastry Chef
    Patrick Fahy, Blackbird
    Mindy Segal, Hot Chocolate
    Outstanding Restaurateur
    Richard Melman, Everest, L2O, Shaw’s Crab House, Tru
    Outstanding Service
    Topolobampo
    Outstanding Restaurant Graphics
    The Publican
    Best Chef: Great Lakes
    Michael Carlson, Schwa
    Curtis Duffy, Avenues
    Bruce Sherman, North Pond
    Paul Virant, Vie

    The final awards ceremony and gala will take place in New York City on May 9