The nominees are out for the prestigious James Beard Foundation Awards, and a Montrose-area watering hole is in the running.

Bobby Heugel's Anvil Bar and Refuge was nominated for “Outstanding Bar Program” and is the last of 12 Houston concepts left standing after the semifinals round. It will compete with five other bars across the country for the award.

The competition: 

Bar Agricole - San Francisco, CA
Clyde Common - Portland, OR
Cure - New Orleans, LA
Kimball House - Decatur, GA
Trick Dog - San Francisco, CA

With crowd favorites including the Sidecar, Aviation and Waltzing Matildas, Houston's sole chance for a 2018 JBF Award is in more than capable hands.

Winners for all the restaurant-related categories will be announced at the James Beard awards gala in Chicago on May 7.