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Local James Beard Award Nominees for 2016

A handful of local names made the James Beard awards semifinalist list, which was released last month. Today, the James Beard Foundation narrowed down the field, announcing the nominees for this year's awards. Winners will be announced at an event in Chicago on May 2.

Here are the Massachusetts contenders for 2016 James Beard awards; see Eater.com for the full list:

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