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Dong Phuong honored with James Beard award

Dong Phuong was honored with a James Beard award. (Source: Facebook) Dong Phuong was honored with a James Beard award. (Source: Facebook)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

The James Beard Foundation has honored Dong Phuong, a Vietnamese bakery in eastern New Orleans with its America’s Classics award.

“The award is given to restaurants that have made a meaningful and last impact on their communities. Dong Phuong exemplifies how thoroughly the Vietnamese community has become a vital part of the local culinary landscape,” a statement from the James Beard Foundation said.

NOLA Weekend Video: Does Dong Phuong Bakery make New Orleans’ hottest king cake?

Dong Phuong isn’t the first New Orleans area eateries to be honored with the award. Mosca’s, Willie Mae’s Scotch House and Hansen’s Sno-Bliz have also received the award.

The other America's Classic winners for 2018 are Sun Wah in Chicago, Galleria Umberto in Boston; Los Hernandez in Union Gap, Washington; and El Guero Canelo in Tucson, Arizona.

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