Photo courtesy of Las Almas Rotas

Two Oak Cliff spots made the semifinalist list for the 2020 James Beard Awards, considered “the Oscars of food.”

Salaryman is on the list for “Best New Restaurant,” one of the most vied after national categories. Clyde Greenhouse of Kessler Baking Studio is on the list for the “Outstanding Baker” category.

Las Almas Rotas, a mescal bar in Exposition Park whose owners live in Oak Cliff, made the list for “Outstanding Bar Program.”

On March 25, this list of semi-finalists will be whittled down to five finalists in each category.

The James Beard Awards are given in many categories, including chefs and restaurants, books, journalism, and broadcast media, plus restaurant design, leadership, humanitarian work, and lifetime achievement.