New Orleans' Shaya 2016 James Beard Award Winner | Forbes


The good times are rolling at New Orleans with the announcement of this year’s James Beard Awards. At the gala held Monday night in Chicago, Chef Alon Shaya’s namesake restaurant Shaya (in the Crescent City’s Garden District) won “Best New Restaurant” and Justin Devillier of La Petite Grocery, which is just across the street was named “Best Chef: South.” The James Beard Foundation also honored Leah Chase—matriarch of New Orleans’ legendary Dooky Chase’s Restaurant—with the “Lifetime Achievement Award.”

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