2023 James Beard Award Finalists

Congrats to this year’s James Beard Award finalists, announced via the Foundation’s Instagram on Wednesday, March 29th. You can scope out the whole list of potential title-takers in national and regional categories online here or skip to the good part: local contenders in the Best Chef Northeast category include Valentine Howell of Krasi and Yisha Siu of Yunnan Kitchen as well as not-quite-as-local-but-still-within-easy-driving-distance nominees Christian Hunter at Community Table in New Preston, CT, Sherry Pocknett of Sly Fox Den Too in Charlestown, RI and Renee Touponce of The Port of Call in Mystic, CT. Chef Rachel Miller of Lynn’s Nightshade Noodle Bar is in the running for Outstanding Chef, going up against chefs from across the country.

Cheer on the hometown teams on Monday, June 5th via livestream on Eater starting at 5:30pm and be sure to check out as many of them as you can in the meantime.  



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