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Owamni, 3 Minneapolis Chefs Named James Beard Finalists

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A popular Minneapolis restaurant and three of the city’s chefs have been named finalists for James Beard Awards.

Owamni, chef Sean Sherman’s restaurant along the Mississippi River that aims to offer a “decolonized dining experience” with Indigenous food, is one of 11 finalists for Best New Restaurant. Owamni’s website shows reservations are booked nearly a month out.

Sherman, Jorge Guzmán of Petite León and Yia Vang of Union Hmong Kitchen are all up for Best Chef: Midwest.

The James Beard Awards are among the most prestigious honors in the culinary industry. The winners for each category will be announced on June 13 at a ceremony in Chicago.

Source: CBS Minnesota

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