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Next Week: JBF Award Winner Alon Shaya and a Softshell Crab Blowout

JBF Editors

July 01, 2016


Here’s what’s coming up at the James Beard House and around the country:


Wednesday, July 6, 7:00 P.M.

New England Softshell Crab Blowout

Get ’em while you can: it’s softshell crab season, which means it’s time for our annual homage to the crave-worthy crustacean. We’ve invited some of New England’s top toques to celebrate the occasion with bold flavors and lots of the coveted, succulent shellfish.


Thursday, July 7, 7:00 P.M.

New Orleans Hot Spot

The phrase “New Orleans cuisine” may not conjure visions of hummus with harissa and lamb ragù in lieu of classic Creole fare. Yet some of the city’s most coveted tables are at Alon Shaya’s eponymous eatery, where he blends the indigenous flavors of Israel with Louisiana culinary traditions—garnering widespread acclaim, including our 2016 medallion for Best New Restaurant.