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Press Bistro wins national recipe contest, along with $50K prize

Press Bistro earned the $40,000 first prize, along with another $10,000 for a local charity. (WJAC)

JOHNSTOWN -- A downtown Johnstown restaurant is the winner of a national recipe contest.

Press Bistro earned the $40,000 first prize, along with another $10,000 for a local charity.

Jeremy Shearer, co-owner of the restaurant, said that he and his wife Jennifer were in Minneapolis for Wednesday's announcement.

The winning entry, a twist on a classic Italian salad called a strawberry cornbread Panzanella, won General Mills' "Neighborhood to Nation" recipe.

The recipe will remain on Press Bistro’s menu for the rest of the summer.

Shearer said the Discover Downtown Johnstown Partnership will receive the $10,000 nonprofit prize.

Celebrity chef Amanda Frietag is expected to make the check presentation sometime next month.

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