James Beard Semifinalists -- CT and Westchester relatively ignored

The 2016 JBA semifinalists just announced.

Here are the CT and Westchester nominations

Best Chef Northeast
Tyler Anderson, Millwright’s Restaurant, Simsbury, CT
Dan Magill, Arethusa al tavolo, Bantam, CT
Eric Gabrynowicz, Restaurant North, Armonk, NY

Outstanding Service
Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, NY

A rather bare cupboard . Shadows of New York? or just a paucity of great restaurants?

Eric from North is there every year. I think Forest Pasternack from Bailey,s deserves a nomination for sure.

Sort of reflects my own feeling - Westchester is a vast wastelands as far as good (and affordable) food goes.