Solomonov, also chef at Xochitl and Percy Street, is the running for best chef in the mid-Atlantic region. (How only one Philly chef made it to the finals of this regional grouping is beyond me.)
Vetri is one of five restaurants vying for outstanding restaurant in the United States.
Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Brewery (Milton, Del.) is a nominee for wine and spirits professional.