Here Are the 2017 James Beard Awards Restaurant & Chef Semifinalists

February 15, 2017

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Beard season has officially arrived: Today the James Beard Foundation released its list of Restaurant and Chef Awards semifinalists for 2017. On Wednesday, March 15, the foundation will release its (much shorter) list of final nominees at A.O.C. Restaurant in LA. (For the masses who can’t be present, they’ll also be announced via Twitter and Facebook Live.)

Winners will be announced Monday, May 1 at a gala at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, where the awards have taken place the past two years (previously they were held in New York City every year). The 2017