James Beard Award semifinalists revealed

The James Beard Foundation released Tuesday the list of 424 semifinalists for its prestigious annual restaurant and chef awards, assembled from more than 57,000 online entries — more than double the 28,000 submissions received last year.

Slightly more than half of this year’s semifinalists appeared on last year’s list, with the exception of those nominated for the Best New Restaurant category, which features only new entries, and

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