The James Beard Foundation gave a nod to two East Dallas chefs this week.

Petra and the Beast and Revolver Taco Lounge are semifinalists for the 2022 James Beard Award.

Regino Rojas of Revolver, which is in Deep Ellum, and Misti Norris of Petra, which is on Haskell Avenue, are in consideration for best chef.

Petra and the Beast was a semifinalist for restaurant of the year in 2019.

The James Beard Foundation’s awards are among the highest honors in the American culinary field.

The list of 2022 semifinalists also includes these other top chefs and restaurants in Dallas:

Anastacia Quiñones-Pittman of José, best chef

Las Almas Rotas, outstanding bar program

Matt McCallister of Homewood, best chef

José, outstanding hospitality

Sachet, outstanding wine program

Misti Norris of Petra and the Beast (Photo from @misti.j.norris on Instagram)

Petra and the Beast. Photo by Kathy Tran

Photos via Unofficial: Revolver Raco Lounge on Facebook

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