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The Los Angeles Restaurant Nominees For the 2023 James Beard Awards


This year’s James Beard Foundation Awards semifinalists have been unveiled, and as usual, Los Angeles has a host of nominees. This year’s class is led by Santa Monica’s acclaimed Cassia, which is up for Outstanding Restaurant, and Silver Lake sensation Pijja Palace, which is nominated for the country’s Best New Restaurant.

Finalists will be announced in March, and awards handed out June 5 in Chicago. The local restaurants that made the cut are listed below, with those available to book on Resy highlighted as such; find the full national list here on the Beard Foundation website.

Rocio’s Mexican Kitchen

  • Best Chef: California (Rocio Camacho)

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  • Best Chef: California (Gilberto Cetina Jr.)

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Moo’s Craft Barbecue

  • Best Chef: California (Andrew and Michelle Muñoz)

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  • Best Chef: California (Sarintip “Jazz” Singsanong)

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Dulan’s Soul Food Kitchen

  • Outstanding Restaurateur (Greg Dulan)

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  • Outstanding Pastry Chef or Baker (Margarita Manzke)

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  • Outstanding Wine and Other Beverages Program

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