• Chicago's Semifinalists for the 2024 James Beard Awards

    by Daniel Hautzinger / WTTW Playlist / January 24, 2024

    he 2024 semifinalists for the James Beard Awards, one of the food industry's biggest national recognitions, have been announced. Seventeen Chicago restaurants, chefs, and bakers are among them, the most in several years. Nominees will be selected from amongst the semifinalists and announced on Wednesday, April 3. Winners will be announced in Chicago at the Lyric Opera, where the awards ceremony has taken place for years, on Monday, June 10. Last year Chicago had two winners.

    Here are Chicago's 2024 nominees. Check back early next week for the winners of Chicago's local food recognition, the Jean Banchet Awards, which has some overlap with the Beards but also spotlights some hidden gems. Read more HERE



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