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WI Dairy News: Nominated chefs put WI on the foodie map

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The first Monday in May, epicureans from throughout the country gather in New York to honor the best of the best in the world of food. This year, two Wisconsin chefs get to join in on the fun.

Justin Aprahamian and Dave Swanson have been nominated for the James Beard Award. James Beard was a dedicated proponent of American cooking, also a chef, food writer and cookbook author.

Chef Justin of Sanford restaurant in Milwaukee and Chef Dave, who recently open Braise Restaurant in Milwaukee, are being honored as semi-finalists for Best Chef in the Midwest.

Garnering nominations is confirmation that Wisconsin is on par with restaurants on the coasts and in larger urban areas known for great food.

Both Chef Dave and Chef Justin are thrilled that their hard work over the years is paying off.

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