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Chris Shepherd James Beard Award
Chris Shepherd is a James Beard Award winner. zinister/Instagram
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Michael Burnett, left, Chris Shepherd, Bobby Heugel and Lyle Bento at the James Beard Awards.  zinister/Instagram
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Tracy Vaught, left, Hugo Ortega, Ruben Ortega and Paula Murphy get ready for the Awards.  Paula Murphy/Facebook
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Three Houston chefs were James Beard Award finalists for Best Chef Southwest.  Visit Houston Texas/Facebook