Sanaa Abourezk Named James Beard Award Semifinalist
The James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists for its 2023 awards. Sanaa Abourezk of Sanaa's 8th Street Gourmet was named as one of the semifinalists for Best Chef: Midwest. The nominees will be announced on March 29, and the winners will be celebrated at a ceremony in Chicago on June 5.
Sanaa Abourezk has been a staple in the Sioux Falls culinary scene for many years, operating a Mediterranean restaurant that is loved by both locals and visitors. This isn't Sanaa's first time receiving national recognition either. In 2016 Sanaa went head-to-head on Food Network's Beat Bobby Flay.