Don Artemio’s huge first year
By Scott Nishimura
The Westside restaurant, a finalist for a James Beard award, doesn’t snag the top prize, but it feels the love at a different level
What a huge first year it has been for Don Artemio, the west Fort Worth fine dining restaurant that shares authentic flavors of northwest Mexico. The restaurant, nominated for the coveted Best New U.S. Restaurant Award in the 2023 James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards, didn’t leave Chicago with the top prize June 5.
But the restaurant, headed by Adrian Burciaga and Juan Ramón Cárdenas, knows now that it competes on that level. While in Chicago for the awards weekend, both were invited by chef and PBS host Rick Bayless to cook at a party he hosted.
“Now, at Don Artemio, we have a higher commitment to our team, our guests and our community,” the restaurant said in its social media after the awards ceremony.
“We at Don Artemio will continue to share our heritage through our food program created from traditional cooking methods of Mexican cuisine, sharing culture through our beautiful architecture inside of our space and sharing stories of literature honoring the name of writer Artemio de Valle-Arizpe.
Thank you, James Beard Foundation, for looking at The Modern West and recognizing our work that we do with love every day!
“We thank and congratulate everyone in our team and thank you to everyone in Fort Worth for their support! Muchas gracias!”