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Dabney Founder Jeremiah Langhorne Wins James Beard Award for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic

The restaurateur beat out Bad Saint and Centrolina to clinch the title

James Beard Foundation Award-winning Best Chef Mid-Atlantic Jeremiah Langhorne.
Rey Lopez/Eater DC

Critically acclaimed restaurateur and local dining evangelist Jeremiah Langhorne won the Best Chef Mid-Atlantic prize at the 2018 James Beard Foundation Awards.

The founder of the Michelin-starred Dabney and newly opened Dabney Cellar outshined repeat finalists Amy Brandwein of Centrolina, Tom Cunanan of Bad Saint, Rich Landau of Vedge in Philadelphia — and now also Fancy Radish in the Atlas District — and Cindy Wolf of Charleston in Baltimore to claim the culinary honor. The Dabney was a semifinalist in the Best New Restaurant category in 2016; Shaya in New Orleans won that year.

Kevin Tien, co-founder of Himitsu, was a finalist in the Rising Star Chef of the Year category. That prize went to Camille Cogswell of Zahav in Philadelphia.

Meanwhile, hospitality icon and philanthropist José Andrés was honored as Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year for his ongoing efforts to feed those in need all around the world.

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