Jan 25, 2024 - Food and Drink

Philly is well-represented as James Beard Award semifinalists released

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Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

When you're stove-hot, you're stove-hot.

Driving the news: The James Beard semifinalists list announced Wednesday includes nine Philly restaurateurs and restaurants.

Why it matters: Take that Yelp. The news was a strong rebuke of the food review site's decision to leave our dining scene off its top 100 restaurants of 2024 list.

Philly's local semifinalists are:

What's next: The trimmed-down list of nominees comes out April 3.

  • The James Beard Awards ceremony is June 10 in Chicago.
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