Jamie Bissonnette, Joanne Chang, and Barry Maiden Get James Beard Nods

Sweet victory?

At long last, the James Beard Foundation has unveiled its list of finalists. Here in Boston, Coppa's Jamie Bissonnette, Flour's Joanne Chang, and Hungry Mother's Barry Maiden got the nod. Other area contenders are Gerry Hayden at the North Fork Table & Inn in upstate New York, and Melissa Kelly from Primo's in Rockland, Maine. So who will win? Let us know your thoughts in the comments. And one minor quibble: Shouldn't the (talented, lovely) Joanne Chang actually be in the Pastry Chef category, since she's nominated for Flour and not Myers + Chang? Regardless, big congrats to all! [Earlier]