Olamaie, Grae Nonas, David Bull, Bryce Gilmore, Sam Hellman-Mass and Aaron Franklin are semifinalists for this year’s James Beard Awards.

Olamaie earned the nod for best new restaurant, and its chef Nonas is among the chefs recognized in the Rising Star category. Mark Buley and Sam Hellman-Mass, the chefs behind Odd Duck — the sister restaurant of Barley Swine — share a join nomination in that category.

This isn’t the first Best Chef Southwest semifinalist nomination for Barley Swine’s Gilmore and Bull, who is at the helm of Congress restaurant downtown, but it is for Franklin, the pitmaster behind the eponymous barbecue restaurant on East 11th Street.