The James Beard Award nominations were announced, and many Bay Area restaurants that you cannot afford are up for honors. Boulevard, (nominated for the Outstanding Restaurant), A16's Nate Appleman (nominated for Rising Star Chef of the Year award), Nicole Plue of Redd in Yountville (Outstanding Pastry Chef award). Jeremy Fox of Ubuntu in Napa, Douglas Keane of Cyrus in Healdsburg, Loretta Keller of Coco500 in San Francisco, David Kinch of Manresa in Los Gatos, and Daniel Patterson of Coi in San Francisco also received noms.

Nominees in food writing categories include and SF Chronicle's food section.

Congratulations to you all.

For a complete list of all nominees, follow the jump.