2014 James Beard semifinalists announced; 14 nods for New Orleans

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The James Beard Foundation announced its 2014 semifinalists this morning in Orlando, which included 14 nods to New Orleans restaurants, chefs and bar professionals. The Beard Awards are some of the highest honors given to American culinary professionals.

The finalists will be announced March 19 in Chicago, and the 2014 James Beard Awards will be held in New York City May 2 and 5. The complete list of nominations can be found here.

Best New Restaurant
Peche

Outstanding Bar Program
Arnaud’s French 75
Cure

Outstanding Chef
Donald Link, Herbsaint


Outstanding Restaurateur
JoAnn Clevenger, Upperline

Outstanding Service
Brigtsen’s

Outstanding Wine Program
The Grill Room at the Windsor Court Hotel

Outstanding Wine, Spirits or Beer Professional
Ann Tuennerman, Tales of the Cocktail

Best Chef, South
Justin Devillier, La Petite Grocery
Ryan Prewitt, Peche
Alon Shaya, Domenica
Michael Stolzfus, Coquette
Isaac Toups, Toups’ Meatery
Sue Zemanick, Gautreau’s

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