Eight Charlestonians long-listed for James Beard Foundation award

Cathy QuinnFeb 16 , 2017

Head over to the James Beard website to see the full list of this year's semifinalists.

Meanwhile, semi-finalists for Best Chef Midwest include Chef Karen Bell of Bavette La Boucherie, Justin Carlisle of Ardent and Thomas Hauck of c.1880. "I was kind of in a haze this morning when texts just starting pouring in".

Zachary Engel of Shaya and Martha Wiggins of Sylvain are both nominated for the foundation's Rising Chef of the Year award.

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To which, the woman replies: "I don't care if you were born here, you don't have the right to be here". A woman is facing charges today in relation to an attack on a group of Muslim New Zealanders.

Established in 1990, the James Beard Awards recognize culinary professionals for excellence and achievement in their fields and furthers the Foundation's mission to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America's food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone.

Among the semi-finalists for the James Beard Assocation's Outstanding Restaurateurs award are Paul and Joe Bartolotta of The Bartolotta Restaurants. "It means a lot for that restaurant and who we are and what we've been doing for the last 40-plus years".

No Cincinnati chef has ever won the Great Lakes category.

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The structure is nearly 50 years old and located upstream from the town of Oroville, which has 16,000 residents. The goal is to lower lake levels by 50 feet in anticipation of the rain, which could come as soon as Wednesday.

Voters consist of a volunteer panel of more than 600 judges from across the country, including local critics, culinary educators, and past winners.

Deme Lomas (Niu Kitchen) and Clay Conley (Buccan in Palm Beach) are semifinalists in the Best Chef: South category, along with former Miamian Nina Compton, who is nominated for her New Orleans restaurant, Compère Lapin.

As is tradition, the foundation announces the semifinalists in advance of the final nominees, which will be made public on March 15. The award includes professionals in the industry for at least 10 years, who have not received a chef award nomination from the foundation for five years and are known for setting "high national standards in restaurant operations and entrepreneurship". There are no cash prizes.

Toddler among 2 dead in shooting on Chicago's West Side
The two-year-old boy, identified by U.S. media as Lavontay White , was shot in the head on Tuesday and died later at a hospital. Police have confirmed the authenticity of the video and it is part of their investigation, spokesman Frank Giancamilli said.


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