Edward Lee and The Oakroom were named semifinalists in the James Beard Foundation's 2013 Restaurant and Chef Awards. Lee, 610 Magnolia and Milkwood's chef/owner, is a semifinalist in the Best Chef: Southeast category, while The Oakroom got the nod in Outstanding Service. Per Eater National, "Do note that this is the 'long list' of semifinalists before it gets winnowed down. The finalists will be announced on Monday, March 18, 2013 and livestreamed right here on Eater; the winners will then be announced at the James Beard Foundation Awards on Monday, May 6, 2013 at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in New York City."
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