2013 James Beard Awards semi finalists: (Butcher & The Boar AND Jack Riebel)

Today we have some special and fantastic news to share with you all.  Today it is announced that Butcher & The Boar and our very own Jack Riebel are both semi finalists for 2013 James Beard Awards.  The categories: Best New Restaurant and Best Chef (Midwest), respectively.

Now, our mothers always told us not to count our chickens till they hatched, (of course most of us weren’t counting chickens at all but that’s besides the point). And although we’re still weeks away from the final results coming in March 18th we can’t help but be overly excited about being considered in the first place.  Not to mention, looking around on the list of friends, peers and competitors that surround us in our nominations is simultaneously a humbling and proud moment.

So what this means to you; our future customers, our current regulars, our most critical of fans…is that the bar has already been set to try harder.  Be better, kinder, more attentive, assertive and tastier than ever.  We’re almost upon our 1 year anniversary and as we gather all that has happened to date, we eagerly look forward to what’s next.

Thank you, all of you.

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