New Orleans well represented among 2019 James Beard Award Semifinalists

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NEW YORK – MAY 04: James Beard medal of the the 2009 James Beard Foundation Awards Ceremony and Gala at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on May 4, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Victor Spinelli/WireImage)

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The James Beard Foundation announced the 2019 semifinalists for the James Beard Awards and there’s plenty of NOLA love to go around! Finalists will be announced on March 27 and the James Beard Awards Gala will present the winners on May 6 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Best of luck to our New Orleans semi-finalists!

 

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