The finalists were announced today. Although the Boston area didn't make its strongest showing ever, there are some exciting inclusions.
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Barbara Lynch's Menton (above) is up for best new restaurant.
Joanne Chang of Flour is nominated for outstanding pastry chef.
The nominees for Best Chef: Northeast are Tim Cushman (o ya), Krista Kern Desjarlais (Bresca, Portland), Gerry Hayden (North Fork Table & Inn, Southold, N.Y.), Matt Jennings (La Laiterie, Providence), Tony Maws (Craigie on Main), and Eric Warnstedt (Hen of the Wood, Waterbury, Vt.).
The winners will be announced May 9. You can find the complete list of nominees here. Congrats and good luck to all!
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