Saltbox Seafood chef wins James Beard Award

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- There's a new James Beard award winner right here in the Triangle.

Ricky Moore of Saltbox Seafood Joint in Durham won Best Chef-Southeast Region on Monday evening.

The Beard Awards are essentially the Oscars of the Food World.

Moore has operated Saltbox since 2012. The seafood restaurant is at 2637 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd in Durham.

There were more accolades for North Carolina as Chai Pani in Asheville won the award for Outstanding Restaurant.
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