Jun 10, 2024 - News

😋 Reppin' Boston at the Beards

Animated illustration of salt and pepper shakers posing on a red carpet as cameras flash.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Join Axios Local tonight as we broadcast live from the red carpet at the 33rd annual James Beard Awards in Chicago.

Why it matters: The James Beard Awards are the Oscars for the culinary world.

  • This year, Comfort Kitchen in Dorchester is up for best new restaurant.
  • Conor Dennehy, chef and co-owner of Talulla in Cambridge, is in the running for the Northeast regional best chef category.

The vibe: Axios Chicago reporters will interview chefs, celebrities and other culinary leaders as they stroll into the awards gala.

Here's how the awards are decided:

Infographic of the James Beard Awards process. The steps are an open call for recommendations, determining semifinalists, determining nominees and announcing winners at the James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards.
Graphic: Lindsey Bailey/Axios

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