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Here Are Your 2015 James Beard Award Semifinalists for New Orleans

Donald Link makes the list for Outstanding Chef.

Wll anyone in New Orleans snag one of these this year?
Wll anyone in New Orleans snag one of these this year?
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Today brings the announcement of the 2015 James Beard Award semifinalists for restaurants and chefs — that is, the lengthy list of nominees that will be narrowed down to a much shorter list of finalists next month.

Here are the locals who made the cut:

Outstanding Chef: Donald Link, Herbsaint

Outstanding Bar Program: Arnaud's French 75 Bar; Cane & Table

Outstanding Pastry Chef: Kelly Fields, Restaurant August/Besh Restaurant Group

Outstanding Restaurateur: JoAnn Clevenger, Upperline

Outstanding Service: Brigtsen's; Restaurant August

Best Chef South: Justin Devillier, La Petite Grocery; Slade Rushing, Brennan's; Alon Shaya, Domenica; Michael Stoltzfus, Coquette; Isaac Toups, Toups' Meatery

Scope out the full list of semifinalists at