Mandalay in San Francisco: 2024 James Beard Award America’s Classics Winner

 2024 James Beard Award America’s Classics WinnerSan Francisco, CA - The James Beard Foundation has recently announced the six distinguished recipients of the highly coveted 2024 America’s Classics Award, sponsored by HEINZ. This prestigious accolade recognizes locally owned restaurants that excel in serving top-quality cuisine exude timeless charm and authentically represent the essence of their respective communities.

 2024 James Beard Award America’s Classics Winner
Mandalay in San Francisco

2024 James Beard Award America’s Classics Winner

The upcoming James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards ceremony, set to take place on June 10 in Chicago, promises to be a spectacular event where these deserving winners will be celebrated and honored for their remarkable achievements.

One of this year's esteemed America’s Classics honorees is Mandalay, a culinary treasure nestled in the heart of San Francisco, California. Since its establishment in 1984, Mandalay has earned widespread acclaim for its delectable Burmese dishes, including renowned specialties like the iconic tea leaf salad and the mouthwatering Mandalay special noodle dish. Under the guidance of current owner Kevin Chen, Mandalay continues to uphold its tradition of serving authentic Burmese flavors in a welcoming and inviting setting.

This prestigious award serves as a testament to Mandalay's commitment to preserving and celebrating the rich culinary heritage of Myanmar, creating a remarkable culinary experience that has captivated food enthusiasts near and far.

The James Beard Foundation extends its heartfelt congratulations to all the winners for their exceptional contributions to the culinary world and their communities, highlighting the vital role of independent restaurants in shaping America's diverse and vibrant food culture.