Brad Spence, Vetri are 2013 Beard nominees

Chef Brad Spence of Amis (right), with Vetri colleague Jeff Michaud.

The 2013 James Beard nominations were announced March 18 from Charleston, S.C., winnowing down a large list of semifinalists announced last month.

The chef/restaurant awards will be handed out the evening of May 6 in New York.

Not much of a showing for Philly folks.

The lone Philly-area finalist for Best Chef/Mid-Atlantic is Brad Spence of Amis

Vetri is a nominee for service

Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Delaware is a nominee for wine, beer and spirits professional

Media awards will be handed out May 3.

Locally connected journalism nominees: Joy Manning, formerly of Table Matters (personal essay), and Aliza Green (for health and well-being).

In broadcast: NewsWorks of WHYY was nominated for radio show. WHYY was nominated for its Art of Food TV shows.

In books: American Cooking: Fire in My Belly, cowritten by David Joachim of Centre Valley and Canal House Cooks Everyday by Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer of Lawrenceville, N.J.