Friday, February 26, 2010


To Chef Michael Smith (Michael Smith, Extra Virgin) for being a 2010 James Beard Foundation Outstanding Chef Semifinalist. See the complete list of semi-finalists here. For those of you who have not heard of the James Beard Awards, it's a big deal!

Chef Michael Smith, Nancy Smith and Chef Josh Eans
at Blanc's grand opening on the Plaza on Feb. 8, 2010.
photo by Linh Trieu/Fresh Fish Creative

The Kansas City Originals are proud to have such accomplished chefs and restaurants like Michael represented. Also on the list of greats...

The American Restaurant - Outstanding Restaurant Semifinalist
• Linda Duerr, Zest - Best Chef-Midwest Semifinalist

And a special shout out to Colby Garrelts of bluestem (Best Chef-Midwest Semifinalist). Although bluestem is not an official KCO restaurant, we are still excited to support and congratulate all independent restaurants in Kansas City who help us further our mission.

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