« Back to article: Houston chefs, bars, and restaurants nab 11 James Beard semifinalist nominations in 2019

Backstreet Cafe Hugo Ortega cooking video October 2013 Tracy Vaught
Tracy Vaught has been nominated for Outstanding Restaurateur.  Photo by Joel Luks
Jonny Rhodes Restaurant Indigo
Jonny Rhodes is nominated for Rising Star Chef. Photo by Christopher Anderson
Tony's restaurant interior
Tony's has been nominated for Outstanding Service. © Julie Soefer/Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
Kaiser Lashkari Himalaya
Kaiser Lashkari is a first-time Beard semifinalist.  Photo by Eric Sandler
Chris Shepherd crop
Chris Shepherd could become a two-time winner. Photo by Julie Soefer