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10 things to know about James Beard Award nominee Rui Liu of Masterpiece in Duluth

You may not have heard of him yet, but we have a feeling you’ll be hearing a lot more soon about chef Rui Liu of Masterpiece, a Szechuan restaurant in Duluth.

The James Beard Award semifinalists were announced a few weeks ago , and Liu is in the running to be a finalist for the Best Chef: Southeast award (The James Beard Foundation will announce finalists on March 14).

Here’s your hit list of the top 10 things you need to know about this local culinary star, and why Masterpiece might be worth a drive OTP.

Fish filet with spicy chili at Masterpiece in Duluth. Courtesy of Masterpiece.

Masterpiece. 3940 Buford Highway, Duluth. 770-622-1191, facebook.com/Masterpiece%E5%90%8D%E5%8E%A8%E5%A0%82-658304740912215/

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