Calling all foodies! The James Beard Foundation has just announced the semifinalists for its annual food awards (a.k.a. the Oscars of the restaurant industry) and the New York City nominees are as impressive, and diverse, as they can get. From Oaxacan cuisine in The Bronx to swanky, fine-dining favorites, click through for the must-try eateries worth celebrating.

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