It took an hour to read all of the Beard Foundation nomimations. When it was over, there were no nominations for Baltimore area chefs restaurants.
Sam Caglione of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery was nominated for Outstanding Wine, Beer or Spirits Professional, an award that goes to "A winemaker, brewer, or spirits professional who has had a significant impact on the wine and spirits industry nationwide. Candidates must have been in the profession for at least five years."
The five finalists in each category will be announced on March 19 and the winners will be announced on May 7.