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NO chefs & restaurants named James Beard award semifinalists

Pitmaster Rodney Scott scored his first appearance among James Beard Foundation semifinalists on Thursday- JONATHAN BONCEK Jonathan Boncek Pitmaster Rodney Scott scored his first app
Lora Ball | 15 February, 2018, 20:03

Based on results for each award, the committee produces a nominating ballot that lists the semifinalists in each of the 21 Restaurant and Chef Award categories.

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

Chef Donald Link, restaurateur JoAnn Clevenger and pastry chef Kelly Fields are among the New Orleans semifinalists for James Beard Foundation's annual culinary awards announced Thursday (Feb. 15).

The list of semifinalists is to sent to a panel of more than 600 judges from across the country. In a growing sign of the city's food excellence, St. Louis can boast the Best Chef: Midwest victor for the last two years running - Gerard Craft won for Niche in 2016 and Kevin Nashan for Sidney Street Cafe in 2017.

Vicia is a semifinalist for "Best New Restaurant", a nationwide category. Brigtsen's, owned and operated by chef Frank Brigtsen and his wife Marna, is nominated for best service. L'Etoile's wine program was a semi-finalist in 2013.

Woman kicked off flight for shouting at mother and baby
Rundell added that the passenger then tried to talk her way out of being kicked off the plane by the gate agent, but to no avail. That just angered the woman more, who exclaimed that she had to be on this flight and asked Tabitha to state her name.

Lowe's Companies (NYSE:LOW) Raised to Outperform at Sanford C. Bernstein
Since September 19, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $778,532 activity. (NYSE:LOW) for 14,609 shares. LOW's profit will be $713.60M for 28.18 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. (NYSE:LOW) for 1.95 million shares.

Raiders part ways with long-time kicker Sebastian Janikowski
Janikowski was drafted by the Raiders from Florida State in the first round in 2000, during Gruden's first stint as head coach. Many 20-something NFL-watchers literally can not remember a league that did not feature Janikowski kicking for Oakland.

Evin and Evrim Dogu, co-owners of Sub Rosa Bakery, were named a semifinalist for Outstanding Baker.

This is the second nomination for Rising Star Chef award for Alan Sternberg, who was a semifinalist for the award in 2016.

Engel left Shaya Restaurant a few months later as part of a shakeup at the Uptown restaurant, which is part of BRG Hospitality, formerly the Besh Restaurant Group. And Vicia isn't the only local restaurant vying for national honors. In each of the previous nine years, Highlands has gone on to be a finalist for the top restaurant award but has yet to win. This year's crop of winners will be announced on May 7 in Chicago. This is Tony's first appearance as a James Beard Awards semifinalist.

The James Beard Foundation will announce the five finalists in each category, as determined by a vote of food-media members and past award winners, on March 14.

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