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    The prestigious restaurant awards ceremony was?scheduled?for early May, but the spread of the coronavirus?led the organization to postpone the event by at least one month.?

    Brianna Kelly

    79彩票注册网址Last year's James Beard Awards at the Lyric.

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    The James Beard Foundation is postponing its May 4 Chicago restaurant awards dinner, citing rising health and safety concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic.  

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    79彩票注册网址Additionally, the James Beard Media awards scheduled for April 25 in New York City and leadership awards slated for May 3 also in Chicago are postponed as well. 

    “We will continue to work with our partners in the coming weeks to identify new dates for all three Awards ceremonies, and will work with chefs and others in the industry to navigate the complicated leadership challenges and the economic impact this pandemic may have on their businesses now and in the future,” the foundation said in a statement. 

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