Semi-finalists for this year’s James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards were released this morning. At least 20 semi-finalists are named in 19 categories, and as usual, there are plenty of New Orleans names among them.
Borrowing from the Argentine steakhouse tradition, La Boca has given New Orleans a taste of something new without losing sight of what diners really want when they venture to a steakhouse: steak.
As it turns out, the city also was in the market for something considerably less urgent but nonetheless keenly desired: a quality steakhouse. In retrospect, it is hard to imagine a more perfect answer to that particular problem than La Boca.