No love for Sioux Falls in James Beard awards. Who should be on the list?

The James Beard Foundation just released their 2014 Restaurant and Chef Awards Semifinalists, and there are a few regional spots in the overall categories worth mentioning:

Isaac Becker of 112 Eatery, Minneapolis is up for Outstanding Chef
Steve Horton of Rustica Bakery, Minneapolis is up for Outstanding Pastry Chef
Archie’s Waeside in Le Mars, IA (a favorite of mine), is up for Outstanding Wine Program

And then there are the regional awards. Below are the semifinalists in the Midwest Region. Lots of Twin Cities love, and even a few from Des Moines. No dice for Sioux Falls, which is a bummer.

Best Chef: Midwest
Justin Aprahamian, Sanford, Milwaukee
Paul Berglund, The Bachelor Farmer, Minneapolis
Steven Brown, Tilia, Minneapolis
Clayton Chapman, The Grey Plume, Omaha, NE
Gerard Craft, Niche, Clayton, MO
Doug Flicker, Piccolo, Minneapolis
Josh Galliano, The Libertine, Clayton, MO
Michelle Gayer, Salty Tart, Minneapolis
Ted Habiger, Room 39, Kansas City, MO
Howard Hanna, The Rieger Hotel Grill & Exchange, Kansas City, MO
Jamie Malone, Sea Change, Minneapolis
Kevin Nashan, Sidney Street Cafe, St. Louis
Ryan Nitschke and Nick Weinhandl, HoDo Restaurant at the Hotel Donaldson, Fargo, ND
Ben Poremba, Elaia, St. Louis
Lenny Russo, Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market, St. Paul, MN
Phil Shires, Cafe di Scala, Des Moines, IA
David Swanson, Braise, Milwaukee
Jim Webster, Wild Rice, Bayfield, WI
Kevin Willmann, Farmhaus, St. Louis
Sean Wilson, Proof, Des Moines, IA

If Sioux Falls was to be represented on this list, who do you think should be on it?