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Congrats To Mitsuo Endo and Aburiya Raku

Dave Feldman | Feb 22, 2012 03:15 PM

The bad news is that Las Vegas has only one semifinalist for the best chef Southwest James Beard Award. The good news is that I think the right person was nominated. Now that Saipin Chutima won last year, I can't think of a better choice than Endo. It's a little surprising that none of the Strip hotels were represented, although Picasso was nominated for outstanding restaurant, a national competition, and for wine service, and Joel Robuchon for outstanding service.

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