James Beard Awards honor standout chefs, restaurants

This week’s restaurant industry equivalent of the Oscars yielded few surprise moments.

The people spoke—perhaps swooned is a better word—and the 2014 James Beard Awards committee paid heed: NYC’s Dominique Ansel, mastermind behind the absurdly popular Cronut, picked up Outstanding Pastry Chef honors early this week.

Pêche Seafood Grille, Donald Link’s latest New Orleans concept, earned kudos in two categories: Best New Restaurant and Best Chef: South for Ryan Prewitt.

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