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James Beard semifinalist is out: Charlotte isn't out of the running yet

15 February 2018, 08:08 | Elsie Buchanan

James Beard award winners receive a medal

James Beard award winners receive a medal

Saffron NOLA, the pioneering modern Indian restaurant developed by the Vilkhu family.

The group of semifinalists are in 21 categories representing culinary talent, from exceptional chefs and dining in ten different regions across the USA, to the best new restaurants, outstanding bar programs, bakers, and rising chefs. Candidates must have been in the restaurant business for at least 10 years.

Cure, the Freret Street cocktail purveyor, was nominated for a third time for best bar program. Last year, his chef at Herbsaint, Rebecca Wilcomb, won the award for Best Chef: South.

Vicia is a semifinalist for "Best New Restaurant", a nationwide category.

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-- Highlands Bar and Grill's Frank Stitt, for best chef in the Southeast in 2001.

Also, The Atomic Lounge in Birmingham is a semifinalist for outstanding bar program.

Lena Sareini, pastry chef at Detroit's Selden Standard, at 3921 Second, is listed as a semifinalist for "Rising Star Chef of the Year". He is now culinary director at Pomegranate Hospitality, the culinary company Alon Shaya started last fall after being fired from the Besh group.

The victor for each category will be announced at the James Beard Foundation Awards Ceremony and Gala Reception Lyric Opera of Chicago on May 7.

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Dong Phuong, the Vietnamese bakery and restaurant which is coming off of a Carnival season which saw its extremely popular king cake make headlines, was previously announced as an America's Classics award victor. The Foundation will announce the final nominees for award categories, as well as the nominees for the Media and Restaurant Design Awards, March 14 at 9:30 a.m. We should pursue it with a ...

"A great honor been nominated for a James [Beard] Award", Rojas posted on Facebook today.

Chef Nina Compton arrived in New Orleans in 2015 with a fan base already in place thanks to her star turn on "Top Chef" the year before.

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