Two Idaho chefs are among the top five finalists for the prestigious James Beard Award. The award celebrates the best of the best in the food industry and according to the official site of the James Beard Foundation, it's not just chefs being recognized. The awards also have categories for restaurants and leaders in the industry.

Idaho is being represented at the awards show

Idaho has two chefs up to take home the James Beard Award for the "Mountain" region which consists of:

  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Utah
  • Wyoming

Montana is the only state not represented at the James Beard Awards for Best Chef.

Chef Salvador Alamilla from AMANO in Caldwell and Kris Komori from KIN in Boise are among the finalists for Best Chef. Idaho is well-represented as both chef's restaurants are absolutely delicious.

Let's take a look at where these two chefs work their magic in the kitchen...

Idaho Chefs Are Now Finalists For Prestigious James Beard Award

Two Idaho chefs are among the top five finalists for the 2023 James Beard Award for Best Chef in the "mountain" category.

Now, we can't talk about the amazing chefs of Idaho without talking about a recent report that named the best Mexican restaurant in the Gem State. Who doesn't love some good enchiladas and tacos? And who can forget the always tasty chips and salsa that kicks off every meal?

If you love Mexican cuisine, you'll want to check out the restaurant Pueblo Lindo which is located in Meridian.

Meridian Restaurant Named The Best For Mexican Cuisine in Idaho

A recent report just recognized a Meridian favorite for having the best Mexican food in Idaho.

You'll likely want to polish off that tasty meal with a delicious drink! Let's look at where you will find the best happy hour... according to "research."

Did we get it right? Where is your pick for the best happy hour in the Treasure Valley?

Let's take a look!

Research Says The Best Happy Hour in Idaho is in Boise

A recent report crowned the best happy hour spot in all of Idaho... do you agree with their pick? What about the picks for the best happy hour spot in each of the surrounding states?

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