New Orleans takes 11 semifinal nominations in 2013 James Beard Awards_lowres



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.