Buffalo restaurant is up for a James Beard Award

The Black Sheep chefs in semifinals for top honor
Buffalo restaurant is up for a James Beard Award
Posted at 8:51 PM, Feb 15, 2017

If you haven't yet checked out The Black Sheep in Buffalo's west side, you may want to make reservations now -- while you can.

The Black Sheep is up for a really, really prestigious award in the food industry.

Chefs Steven and Ellen Gedra are semifinalists for a celebrated James Beard Award.

The duo is nominated in the "Best Chef - Northeast" category.

Securing a place on the semifinal list is enough to send a restaurant into a new category of praise and popularity. The James Beard Award is considered the top honor for professionals in the restaurant and hospitality industry.

Foodies make pilgrimages across the country to check out restaurants that are James Beard Award winners. 

The Black Sheep is known for its farm-to-table dining using locally-sourced produce and sustainably-raised meats.  It's located on Connecticut Street.  

The James Beard Foundation will announce the final Restaurant and Chef Award nominees on March 15th.