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FoodCrush Podcast: Karen Bell of Bavette talks James Beards and more

Published Oct. 10, 2018

James Beard nominations are a big deal. But what's it really like to find your name on the list? We chat with Milwaukee's own Karen Bell, 2018 James Beard nominee and owner of Bavette La Boucherie, about her experience as well as her storied past and plans for the future. Then stay tuned as Matt Mueller gets his feet wet with yet another smoldering edition of the Food Porn Minute.

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James Beard Award for Best Chef Midwest goes to St. Louis' Nashan

Published May 1, 2017

Tonight, at the 27th annual James Beard Awards in Chicago, Kevin Nashan of Sidney Street Cafe in St. Louis, was named best chef in the Midwest. Nashan, who also owns Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co., is a five-time semi-finalist, and 2017 marked his third finals nomination.

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Chef Justin Carlisle among 2017 James Beard finalists

Published March 15, 2017

The James Beard Foundation announced the final nominees for its 2017 awards this morning from a.o.c. restaurant in Los Angeles. For the third year running, Chef Justin Carlisle of Ardent and Red Light Ramen has made it to the next round for Best Chef Midwest.

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8 James Beard honorees' restaurants to put on your list for 2017

Published Dec. 28, 2016

Since 2002, Milwaukee has seen honors for 12 restaurants or chefs from the James Beard Foundation. And, if you're a food lover who wants to get to know our city better, put a visit to each of these restaurants on your list of things to do during 2017.

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Three Milwaukee chefs named James Beard semi-finalists

Published Feb. 17, 2016

The James Beard Foundation announced the semi-finalist candidates for its prestigious award this morning. Among those chosen are three chefs hailing from Milwaukee, along with a number of Madison candidates.