Zack Bruell a James Beard Semifinalist for Parallax

click to enlarge Zack Bruell a James Beard Semifinalist for Parallax
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The James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists for the 2016 this morning and Zack Bruell is the lone name from Cleveland.

Bruell earned the nod for Parallax, the seafood resto in Tremont with French-Asian roots that he opened back in 2004. (He's gone on to open Cowell & Hubbard, L'albatros, Dynomite, Chinato and Alley Cat.)

The category? Best chef in the Great Lakes region. Check out Bruell's competition below. Check out the full list of semifinalists in all categories here. Finalists are announced on March 16.

Best Chef: Great Lakes
Jake Bickelhaupt, 42 Grams, Chicago
Zack Bruell, Parallax, Cleveland
Jonathan Brooks, Milktooth, Indianapolis
Abraham Conlon, Fat Rice, Chicago
Curtis Duffy, Grace, Chicago
Paul Fehribach, Big Jones, Chicago
Phillip Foss, EL Ideas, Chicago
Greg Hardesty, Recess, Indianapolis
Eric Heath, Cleveland-Heath, Edwardsville, IL
Andy Hollyday, Selden Standard, Detroit
Nick Janutol, Forest, Birmingham, MI
Anne Kearney, Rue Dumaine, Dayton, OH
Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark, Parachute, Chicago
Ryan McCaskey, Acadia, Chicago
Abbi Merriss, Bluebeard, Indianapolis
Iliana Regan, Elizabeth, Chicago
Jose Salazar, Mita’s, Cincinnati
Lee Wolen, Boka, Chicago
Erling Wu-Bower, Nico Osteria, Chicago
Andrew Zimmerman, Sepia, Chicago

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Vince Grzegorek

Vince Grzegorek has been with Scene since 2007 and editor-in-chief since 2012. He previously worked at Discount Drug Mart and Texas Roadhouse.
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