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2010_04_BeardAwards.jpgThe LA Times asks: Are the James Beard Awards snubbing Los Angeles? Of the "36 chefs and restaurants named as finalists in those seven marquee categories this year," only one LA chef — Suzanne Goin, of Lucques and Tavern — is nominated. A group of journalists and LA restaurateurs — including Mark Peel and Gordon Ramsay — weigh in on the controversy, suggesting that an "East Coast bias is partly to blame." [LA Times]