The James Beard Foundation announced its semifinalists for the 2013 James Beard Awards, and New Orleans chefs, restaurants and bars are represented 11 times - including five nominations for Best Chef: South.
Finalists will be announced March 18, and this year's awards will take place May 3 and 6 in New York City.
Best New Restaurant: Borgne
Outstanding Chef: Donald Link (Herbsaint)
Outstanding Bar Program: Cure
Outstanding Service: Brigtsen's
Outstanding Restaurant: August
Outstanding Wine Program: The Grill Room at the Windsor Court
Best Chef (South):
Justin DeVillier, La Petite Grocery
Tory McPhail, Commander’s Palace
Alon Shaya, Domenica
Michael Stoltzfus, Coquette
Sue Zemanick, Gautreau’s
Full list of nominees here.