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Everything we love about Italy ! 


Happy Sunday great foodie friends, 

This is a great short piece but long enough to make your mouth water and remind you how Italians influence (and beautifully by the way) the culinary world! 


Enjoy! 

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Merriman’s – a hidden gem in Maui


Aloha great Foodie friends,

A little gem hidden in paradise was what we found last night. From the moment you enter the views and atmosphere fill your eyes.

Merriman’s: One Bay Club Place, Lahina, Hawaii

Don’t make the mistake of driving to Lahina proper as this gem is in the other direction in Kapalua.

The handcrafted drinks are a great surprise along the lines of a “Speakeasy” cocktail truly made from scratch and the difference is noticeable.

Merriman’s Mai Tai- El Dorado rum, fresh lime, orange curaçao and lilikoi foam (a passion fruit foam) try the foam before you mix it in the drink then blend all the flavors together- delectable! 

$13


Parmesan truffle fries – the perfect starter to have with your handcrafted sips- a perfect blend of flavors and truffle used the right way…not overpowering. 

$9

Next up was the entrees.

USDA Prime grade Fillet of Beef (GF)- a perfectly grilled medium rare with pefect char, garlic whipped potatoes, kula green beans, Savoy cabbage topped with mustard brown butter emulsion. 

The perfect bites always exist when flavor depth and textures meet. Every bite of this delectable dish was filled with flavor leaving you wanting for the next bite.

$47


Lamb- I am going based on memory for all that was on this plate, but truly it was definitely a culinary wow in my books.

The lamb was “SousVide” (this is a method of cooking in an airtight plastic bag and placed in a low temprature controlled water bath) then finished to a perfect medium rare – medium (as requested) on the grill. Served with jalepeno whipped potateos, perfectly cooked kula green beans, creamed corn and what seemed to be a fresh salsa.

Every bite touched a different taste bud if that’s possible. Well done! 

$42

Dinner was served with a perfect sip of Heidi Schrock Austrian rose.


To finish off our Hawaiin themed dinner was:

Maui Gold Pinneapple and toasted macadamia nut bread pudding- 

A perfect blend of Hawaiin flavors coupled with a traditional comfort food dessert topped with rum sauce and Haupia (coconut) icecream. Delectable!

You Gotta Try This!

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Provenance


Proven Ance restaurant in Newport Beach, California

A work trip took me to Orange County and as always a new culinary treat is usually on the docket for one night with my foodie workmates.

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The atmosphere is a combination of rustic and contemporary and welcoming almost as if you are walking into the chefs dining room.
The service was pretty good and certainly friendly.
We happened to be there during “Dine Newport” so there was a “Prix Fix” $40 menu option which we did as a group.
Many of the menu items were also found on the daily menu so a mix of specials and favorites were sure to be found for regulars.
The table started with a Charcuterie board which was flavorful and pleased all.

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I started with the Cauliflower soup served bisque style-

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The flavors were decent with a hint of curry but fell short due to being under seasoned. The soup lacked salt and also benefitted with fresh ground pepper.

Next up the Braised short ribs with Demi glaze served over cheesy grits and accompanied with grilled Brussel sprouts. This dish was spot on. The ribs were tender and fall off the bone perfect with deep flavors that matched perfectly over the cheesy grits.

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Finally the special menu had a Carrot cake listed which was exactly what I was in the mood for. I was underwhelmed by the cake as it was slightly dry and no wow factor was present just begging for another bite.

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I have heard many good things about Provenance but also that consistency is lacking. Orange County has restaurants that I just can’t wait to go back to, I can’t say that this one won my tastebuds and culinary heart just yet.

“My reviews are only my opinions based on my own observations and experiences. I always judge each outing on its own merits or lack thereof. With rare exceptions, I endeavor to keep criticisms respectful and objective. Anyone’s opinions may vary. It is my hope that you will find my comments helpful.”

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The 22 Hottest Food Trucks across America right now – from Eater.com


Happy Wednesday good foodie friends,

Take a look at Eater.com latest heat map on the trending food trucks across the US right now!

Attention please, it is time to take a look at 22 of the most buzzed-about food trucks across the United States. After bursting onto the American culinary scene a few years back, it’s kind of a weird time for food trucks. In New York, people are speculating whether this is the end of the food truck era, while cities from Los Angeles to Dallas to Minneapolis and beyond seem to be experiencing a slowing of food truck growth. In many cities, food truck owners are focusing instead on opening up brick-and-mortar businesses. And in other cities, such as Chicago, food truck business is still hampered by legal battles. That said, there’s certainly no shortage of food trucks on American roads. The following trucks — listed alphabetically, please note — have all opened over the last twelve months and are garnering some serious acclaim.

These include a boom of sorts of food trucks tricked out with their own pizza ovens, such as those in Boston (Stoked Wood Fired Pizza Co), Dallas (Bellatrino), or Minneapolis (WildEarth WoodFired). Elsewhere in Texas, Austin has a couple of new trailers — conveniently located adjacent to one another — run by alums of the much-loved Ramen Tatsu-Ya (Kyoten and Patakon), while Houston’s Goro & Gun has relaunched the food truck that started it all (The Modular). Former Border Grill chef Mike Minor is also offering a pretty epic take on “urban hipster” barbecue in Las Vegas (Truck-U Barbeque), while the classically trained Wes Avila is knocking food critics’ socks off with his take on tacos in LA (Guerrilla Tacos). Here now, the full map:

click here for Eater.com full listing

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HOT HOT HEAT!
The 22 Hottest Food Trucks Across the US Right Now
Wednesday, June 4, 2014, by Amy McKeever

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Attention please, it is time to take a look at 22 of the most buzzed-about food trucks across the United States. After bursting onto the American culinary scene a few years back, it’s kind of a weird time for food trucks. In New York, people are speculating whether this is the end of the food truck era, while cities from Los Angeles to Dallas to Minneapolis and beyond seem to be experiencing a slowing of food truck growth. In many cities, food truck owners are focusing instead on opening up brick-and-mortar businesses. And in other cities, such as Chicago, food truck business is still hampered by legal battles. That said, there’s certainly no shortage of food trucks on American roads. The following trucks — listed alphabetically, please note — have all opened over the last twelve months and are garnering some serious acclaim.

These include a boom of sorts of food trucks tricked out with their own pizza ovens, such as those in Boston (Stoked Wood Fired Pizza Co), Dallas (Bellatrino), or Minneapolis (WildEarth WoodFired). Elsewhere in Texas, Austin has a couple of new trailers — conveniently located adjacent to one another — run by alums of the much-loved Ramen Tatsu-Ya (Kyoten and Patakon), while Houston’s Goro & Gun has relaunched the food truck that started it all (The Modular). Former Border Grill chef Mike Minor is also offering a pretty epic take on “urban hipster” barbecue in Las Vegas (Truck-U Barbeque), while the classically trained Wes Avila is knocking food critics’ socks off with his take on tacos in LA (Guerrilla Tacos). Here now, the full map:

AREPA ZONE
ARLINGTON, VA
(786) 554-2009,

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AREPA ZONE Washington, DC’s Arepa Zone is still young, but gaining plenty of traction locally for its rendition of the traditional Venezuelan arepa. The Washington Post recommends its Sifrina version of the grilled corn patty, which comes loaded with chicken avocado salad and shredded yellow cheese. The truck also serves cachapa (a corn pancake) and tequenos, which are cheese sticks with dipping sauce. Find it @ArepaZone.

ARLINGTON, VA
(786) 554-2009

BAKIN’ BAKERY Kickstarter-funded Bakin’ Bakery is Denver’s new “sweet and savory bacon infused food truck.” Chef Renee LaLonde is selling things like bourbon cronuts, bacon jam, hand pies, gluten-free chocolate on chocolate doughnuts and more using seasonal ingredients. Track these baked goods @bakinbakery.

MOVING TARGET, DENVER, CO 80204
(303) 565-0849

BELLATRINO New on the Dallas food truck scene is the tricked out pizza truck BellaTrino that comes with built-in seating and a wood-fired pizza oven that Eater Dallas writes “churns out super legit Neapolitan pies in just 70 seconds.” Beyond pizza, this truck also offers salads, sandwiches, pastas al forno, and desserts. Catch it @BellaTrino.

DALLAS, TX
800-800-4959

BOXCAR Just today, Eater NOLA named Boxcar one of the seven new food trucks to watch in New Orleans right now. Run by students at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, this truck serves up some gravy truffle fries that Eater NOLA describes as “poutine-like” plus ginger-carnitas nachos, jalapeno poppers with pimento cheese and a white barbecue sauce, and a dreamsicle pie for dessert.

PRESS, NEW ORLEANS, LA
504 940 2917

BURRASCA Florentine food cart Burrasca debuted in Portland last Fall and has been hot ever since, even taking Willamette Week’s designation of Food Cart of the Year 2014. The menu here changes, but right now includes a roast pork loin sandwich on Florentine-style flatbread, chicken and potato croquettes in tomato sauce, and daily pasta specials.

SE 28TH AVE, PORTLAND, OR
248-882-7941

GUERRILLA TACOS Guerrilla Tacos has been kicking around LA for a little while now, but has really caught fire in the last chef. Classically trained chef Wes Avila has turned his taco stand into a food truck that LA Times critic Jonathan Gold raved about in a review this past February. Tacos change daily, but might include a braised oxtail taco with pickled onions and almond chili or a roasted sweet potato taco with braised leek, Oaxacan cheese, and red pepper chili. Find them @guerrillatacos.

826 E 3RD ST, LOS ANGELES, CA 90013
(818) 640-3033

KAITEKI RAMEN Kaiteki Ramen was dubbed one of the hottest ramen shops across the US just last Fall as Oklahoma City’s first ramen food truck. The regular menu offers two types of ramen (one of which is vegan), plus pork belly bao, chicken wings, and fried brussels sprouts. The main Kaiteki ramen is shoyu style with ginger ale braised pork belly. Follow the truck @kaitekiramen.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

KYOTEN Also one of the country’s hottest sushi restaurants, Kyoten is commanding great attention in Austin’s trailer dining scene. Chefs Otto Phan and Leo Rodriguez have trained in kitchens such as Masa, Nobu, Uchi, and more, and are offering sushi and rice bowls from their East 6th Street trailer.

1211 EAST 6TH., AUSTIN, TX 78702
(512) 888-7559

LONGSHOT LOBSTA Longshot Lobsta became Louisville’s first lobster roll truck back in November 2013, offering lobster bisque, clam chowder, cheddar bay biscuits, and three kinds of lobster rolls. These styles of lobster rolls include the traditional cold lobster roll, as well as Maine and Connecticut styles. Track it @longshotlobsta.

LOUISVILLE, KY
502-262-2232

MOO SHU GRILL Moo Shu Grill launched in New York in August of last year, replacing what had been the Fishing Shrimp truck. Owners Thomas and Diana Yang are serving moo shus with a choice of proteins: five-spice pork, Taiwanese basil chicken, XOXO beef, tofu, and Peking duck. They’ve also got rice bowls on offer, with an additional protein option of braised pork belly. Midtown Lunch’s Zach Brooks picked it as one of Zagat’s 10 hottest food trucks just last month. Moo Shu Grill is tweeting @mooshugrill.

MOVING TARGET!, NEW YORK, NY 11201
(212) 695-5995

PATAKON Chef Juan Llano, a Ramen Tatsu-Ya alum, opened Patakon in April, focusing on updated Colombian classics such as an empanada, bistec, and papa chorriada. You can find it on East 6th Street just next to the also-hot Kyoten.

1213 EAST 6TH STREET, AUSTIN, TX 78702

PIEROGI WAGON The Pierogi Wagon was among Eater Chicago’s six food trucks to watch this Spring for its Kickstarter-funded Polish dumplings. And the truck also just unleashed a new menu item: Polish sausages. Find them @PierogiWagon.

MOVING TARGET, CHICAGO, IL
(312) 291-1902

PINK BELLIES Pink Bellies launched last Fall with a short rotating Vietnamese menu of pho, banh mi sandwiches, smoothies, Vietnamese iced coffee, and more. They’ve also got variations on traditional dishes, such as the blueberry pulled pork banh mi made with blueberry jam, pulled pork, jalapenos, pickled carrots, red onions, and cilantro. Find them @PinkBellies.

CHARLESTON, SC
(843) 754 – 2422

POMME DE TERRE Pomme de Terre is Detroit’s new food truck hotness from chefs Thom Ingram and Nate Bonkowski, the duo known local for pop-up dinners under The Cook’s Crossing name. Eater Detroit notes that “business is already booming” for the truck that offers its own spin on sandwiches such as currywurst, Coney Island chicken pita, and a Vietnamese banh mi. Follow them @TheCooksCrossin.

MOVING TARGET!, DETROIT, MI 48226
(586) 524-8536

ROCKO’S ICE CREAM TACOS Rocko’s Ice Cream Tacos has been a popular dessert cart in San Francisco for some time now, but Eater SF reports that it recently took to the road with a brand new truck. Rocko’s has built a reputation on its elevated Choco Taco, which owner Lori Phillips customizes with ice cream flavors from pistachio to salty caramel dipped in a choice of peanut butter, dark, milk, or white chocolate. It’s then flash-frozen with liquid nitrogen. Follow it @RockoSez.

530 SHOWERS DR #7-210, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94040
(650) 762-5608

SOUTH PHILLY BARBACOA Philadelphia diners are excited right now by the Mexican food served up at South Philly Barbacoa. Owners Cristina Martinez (the official chef de barbacoa) and Benjamin Miller launched the cart at the beginning of this year, offering slow-cooked lamb and pancita steamed in maguy leaves with tortillas, consomme, and salsas.

PHILADELPHIA, PA
(215) 694-3797

STOKED WOOD FIRED PIZZA CO. One of the newcomers to Boston’s fleet of food trucks is Stoked Wood Fired Pizza Co, which has been commanding considerable attention with its wood-fired oven installed directly on the truck. Pizza options include marinara, pepperoni, mushroom, buffalo chicken, and buffalo brussels sprout.

MOVING TARGET, BOSTON, MA 02210
(617) 982-3473

THE MODULAR Earlier this year, Goro & Gun owner Joshua Martinez relaunched The Modular, the food truck that led to his opening of the popular brick-and-mortar restaurant. Eater Houston reports that the truck’s menu “will be infused with Goro’s influence” but include dishes beyond the scope of the restaurant’s Asian cuisine. The truck also sports a brand new mural by local artist Daniel Anguilu. Find it @GoroNGun.

HOUSTON, TX

THOROUGHFARE FOOD TRUCK Jessica and Neil Barley launched Thoroughfare Food Truck in August of last year with a menu that TOWN magazine assistant editor Andrew Huang described to Eater as “heavy on combinations of familiar and refined flavors.” That means you might find chipotle disco tots, a rosemary chicken salad sandi with goat cheese cream, or pulled pork tacos with basil cabbage slaw and canteloupe when you catch it @thoroughfareft.
807 SOUTH MAIN STREET, GREENVILLE, SC 29601
(864) 735-8413

TRUCK-U BARBEQUE Former Border Grill executive chef Mike Minor debuted his epically meaty Truck-U Barbeque truck on the streets on Vegas a couple of months back, describing it to Eater Vegas as both “meat candy on wheels” and “urban hipster” barbecue. On the menu, he’s offering a variety of tortas, tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and more made with barbecued meat such as slow-cooked short ribs, slow smoked pork butt, and slow smoked brisket. Also fried chicken tacos, burnt ends burritos, and barbecue fries topped with things like short rib and barbecue pork. Find it @TruckUBarbeque.

MOVING TARGET, LAS VEGAS, NV
(702) 232-7579

WILDEARTH WOODFIRED According to Eater Minneapolis, mobile pizzeria WildEarth WoodFired met its Kickstarter goal within one week, with most of that coming on its very first day. Though not technically a truck, WildEarth is serving its 10-inch pies topped with any combination of meats, herbs, and veggies at public events all across town. Find it @WildEarthPizza.

MOVING TARGET!, TWIN CITIES METRO AREA, MN 55403

WOK N ROLL FOOD TRUCK Wok n Roll has not quite been open for a month, but has already been written up in much of the local press. The Plain Dealer interviewed owners Tricia McCune and Matt Bolam as they geared up to launch their Asian-inspired street food truck with dishes like okonomiyaki, Korean poutine, and ramen hot dogs.

6251 STAFFORD DR, NORTH OLMSTED, OH 44070
(440) 847-9651

Thank you Eater.com

I also suggest a great site after it’s shows namesake Eat Street for great food trucks in a city near you!

You gotta try these!

The 27 Michelin Three Star Restaurants of France


Happy Thursday good foodie friends,
Eater.com released the list of the latest Michelin 3 star restaurants in France. I love to dream of being able to visit and eat at one of these great eateries one day.
Thank you Eater.com

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Enjoy the list and dare to dream. Let me know if you are one of the lucky ones to eat at one of these restaurants and let me know what you think! Do you think it’s a Michelin star restaurant?

The 27 Michelin Three-Star Restaurants of France
Thursday, February 27, 2014, by Amy McKeever

On Monday morning, the Michelin guide unveiled its 2014 list of stars for France, which includes 27 three-star gastronomic temples. But where can these be found? As has been done in past years, today Eater takes a look at the Michelin three-star restaurants of France, from Paris to Marseille and everything in between.

Listed in alphabetical order, these establishments include restaurants that have been passed through families for generations (Auberge de L’Ill, Maison Troisgros, Maison Lameloise) as well as eponymous restaurants from France’s culinary legends (Bras, Paul Bocuse, Pierre Gagnaire, Guy Savoy). Speaking of legends, Alain Ducasse appears here twice (his previous Parisian three-star Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée is closed for a remodel and is not listed) with Le Louis XV and Le Meurice. Meanwhile, Anne-Sophie Pic remains the only woman with three Michelin stars in France at Maison Pic, and Arnaud Lallement joins the circle of celebrated three-star chefs with the (leaked) addition of L’Assiette Champenoise. Here now, the Michelin three-star restaurants of France:

AUBERGE DE L’ILL
2 RUE DE COLLONGES AU MONT D’OR, ILLHAEUSERN, 68970, FRANCE
+33 3 89 71 89 00,

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AUBERGE DE L’ILL Set in the Alsatian village of Illhaeusern, Auberge de L’Ill is one of the longest-running Michelin-starred restaurants passed down through the decades in the Haeberlin family. The first star came back in 1952, with the third finally bestowed upon the restaurant in 1967. It’s now under the watch of chef Marc Haeberlin.

2 RUE DE COLLONGES AU MONT D’OR, ILLHAEUSERN, 68970, FRANCE
+33 3 89 71 89 00

AUBERGE DU VIEUX PUITS Chef Gilles Goujon landed at the picturesque L’Auberge du Vieux Puits in 1992 and began his climb up the ladder of Michelin stars. In 2010, he finally made it to the coveted three-star level for his cuisine that Michelin inspectors describe as an expert balance of season, terroir, and innovation.

5 AVENUE SAINT-VICTOR, 11360 FONTJONCOUSE, FRANCE
+33 4 68 44 07 37

BRAS The inspiration of many a culinary journey, Restaurant Bras is where the legendary Michel Bras began exerting his influence on generations of chefs to come. Now, his son Sébastien Bras runs this kitchen in the countryside that is Laguiole.

ROUTE DE L’AUBRAC, LAGUIOLE, 12210, FRANCE
+33 5 65 51 18 20

EPICURE The airy dining room at Epicure is a stunning setting for enjoying chef Eric Frechon’s three-Michelin-starred cuisine. Having already worked at Hotel Le Bristol as a teen at the beginning of his career, Frechon returned as head chef in 1999. He quickly added its second Michelin star in 2001 and, finally, nabbed the third in 2009.

112 RUE DU FAUBOURG SAINT-HONORÉ, PARIS, 75008, FRANCE
+33 1 53 43 43 40

FLOCONS DE SELHigh up in the French Alps, Flocons de Sel is where chef Emmanuel Renaut first earned his third Michelin star two years ago. Renaut has created a true dining destination in the ski town of Megève by pairing this fine dining restaurant with a hotel, bistro, and cookery program.

1775 ROUTE DU LEUTAZ, 74120 MEGÈVE, FRANCE
+33 4 50 21 49 99

GEORGES BLANC In 1968, Georges Blanc took over the Vonnas inn that had been in his family for generations and converted it into a five-star hotel that won its third Michelin star in 1981. Blanc has since written about a dozen cookbooks and opened restaurants elsewhere in Vonnas and beyond.

PLACE DU MARCHÉ, 01540 VONNAS, FRANCE
+ 33 (0)4 74 50 90 90

GUY SAVOY Guy Savoy’s flagship restaurant in Paris won its third star in 2002, about five years after he moved it to this more spacious location on rue Troyon. This acclaimed French chef — who trained with the Troisgros brothers — has made iconic dishes such as his artichoke and black truffle soup.

18 RUE TROYON, PARIS, 75017, FRANCE
+33 1 43 80 40 61

L’AMBROISIE L’Ambroisie opened in 1986 in a former townhouse set in Paris’ Place des Vosges, an intimate dining room that serves as the setting for one of the city’s most heralded dining experiences. Mathieu and Bernard Pacaud offer what Michelin describes as an “explosion of flavours, scientific approach, and perfect execution.”

9 PLACE DES VOSGES, PARIS, 75004, FRANCE
+33 1 42 78 51 45

L’ARNSBOURG Chef Jean-Georges Klein has held three Michelin stars since 2002 at this restaurant remotely located in the Vosges Mountains of Lorraine. L’Arnsbourg offers three set menus, starting at 95 euros ($131) up to 169 euros ($232) per person. He and his wife Nicole also operate a hotel on the premises for those who make the special trip out for a three-star meal.

UNTERMUHLTAL 18, BAERENTHAL, 57230, FRANCE
+33 3 87 06 50 85

L’ARPÈGE Chef Alain Passard gained his first two Michelin stars quickly after opening Arpège in 1986, finally getting that coveted third star 10 years later. Passard himself is one of the many heavyweights in French gastronomy, and is widely recognized for a focus on vegetables that has inspired chefs around the world.

84 RUE DE VARENNE, PARIS, 75007, FRANCE
+33 1 47 05 09 06

L’ASSIETTE CHAMPENOISE L’Assiette Champenoise entered the elite club of three-starred restaurants this year, which was fortunate considering a French news magazine had already leaked news of its promotion. Chef Arnaud Lallement leads this restaurant, which got its start nearly 40 years ago under his father Jean-Pierre.

40 AVENUE PAUL VAILLANT COUTURIER, TINQUEUX, 51430, FRANCE
+33 3 26 84 64 64

L’ASTRANCE Chef Pascal Barbot and manager Christophe Rohat worked together at Alain Passard’s Arpège before opening Astrance in 2000. They gained their third Michelin star in 2007 for a cuisine which food writer Elizabeth Auerbach describes as “state of the art, modern French gastronomy with Asian flair.” Only open four days a week, this is one of Paris’ truly tough tables.

4 RUE BEETHOVEN, PARIS, 75016, FRANCE
+33 1 40 50 84 40

LA CÔTE SAINT-JACQUES Located 90 minutes from Paris, La Côte Saint-Jacques is a three-star experience that has its origins in a bed-and-breakfast founded more than 60 years ago by chef Jean-Michel Lorain’s grandmother. Jean-Michel Lorain joined his father in the kitchen in 1983, helping the restaurant rise to its third Michelin star three years later. He has been running the kitchen solo since 2001.

14 FAUBOURG DE PARIS, 89300 JOIGNY, FRANCE
+33 3 86 62 09 70

LA MAISON TROISGROS Maison Troisgros is the stuff of French culinary legend, dating back to 1930 when Jean-Baptiste Troisgros purchased this property across from the Roanne railroad station. Sons Jean and Pierre earned the restaurant’s first Michelin star in 1955, bumped up to three in 1968 as the brothers helped guide the evolution of France’s Nouvelle Cuisine. Pierre’s son Michel has been running the kitchen since 1998, and throughout it all, Maision Troisgros has held onto those three stars for more than 45 years.

PLACE JEAN TROISGROS, ROANNE, 42300, FRANCE
+33 4 77 71 66 97

LA VAGUE D’OR La Vague d’Or joined Michelin’s list of three-starred restaurants just back in 2013, news which was leaked in advance as news of French Michelin stars seems wont to do these days. Chef Arnaud Donckele helms this Saint-Tropez gastronomic destination that celebrates the sea upon which it resides.

RÉSIDENCE DE LA PINÈDE, SAINT-TROPEZ, 83990, FRANCE
+33 (0)4 94 55 91 00

LE LOUIS XV – ALAIN DUCASSE More than 25 years ago, Alain Ducasse made a splash in the world of gastronomy with his celebrated Le Louis XV in Monte Carlo, which become the first hotel restaurant to win three Michelin stars back in 1990. Ducasse has continued on to collect Michelin stars around the world, but Le Louis XV remains an icon of French cooking.

PLACE DU CASINO, MONACO, 98000, MONACO
+377 98 06 88 64

LE MEURICE Chef Yannick Alléno might be gone from Alain Ducasse’s Paris restaurant Le Meurice, but its three Michelin stars still shine brightly. Ducasse himself and new head chef Christophe Saintagne rebooted the menu this past Fall with a stripped-down focus on vegetables.

228 RUE DE RIVOLI, PARIS, 75001, FRANCE
+33 1 44 58 10 10

LE PETIT NICE Michelin explains that the cuisine at chef Gérald Passédat’s Le Petit Nice in Marseille “is steeped in Provence.” Seafood and flavors of the Mediterranean — which the restaurant overlooks — predominate this three-star menu.

17 RUE DES BRAVES, MARSEILLE, 13007, FRANCE
+33 4 91 59 25 92

LE PRÉ CATELAN Chef Frédéric Anton began his career studying under the likes of Gérard Boyer and Joel Robuchon, becoming the chef at Le Pré Catelan in 1997. Ten years later, Michelin awarded the restaurant three stars under Anton’s watch. This restaurant also has the advantage of an iconic — and beautiful — location within Paris’ Napoleon-era park Bois de Boulogne.

ROUTE DE SURESNES, PARIS, 75016, FRANCE
+33 1 44 14 41 14

LE RELAIS BERNARD LOISEAU Though the culinary world still mourns the passing of Bernard Loiseau — and rehashes the Michelin-related rumors associated with his suicide — his Saulieu restaurant continues to hold the three stars he won for it back in 1991. His wife, Dominique, still runs Le Relais Bernard Loiseau with chef Patrick Bertron leading the kitchen that he has worked in for more than 30 years.

2 RUE D’ARGENTINE, 21210 SAULIEU, FRANCE
+33 3 80 90 53 53

LES PRÉS D’EUGÉNIE – MICHEL GUÉRARD More than 30 years after first gaining his third Michelin star, chef Michel Guérard is still stunning the world of gastronomy with his restaurant at the hotel-spa Les Prés d’Eugénie. As the Wall Street Journal noted back in 2010, Guérard was the inventor of a lighter French cuisine and, along with Paul Bocuse, is “among the first global Gallic celebrity chefs.”

PLACE DE I’IMPERATRICE, EUGÉNIE-LES-BAINS, 40320, FRANCE
+33 5 58 05 06 07

MAISON LAMELOISE The history of Maison Lameloise stretches back to 1921, when three generations of the Lameloise ran this restaurant in the Burgundy region. It first received a third Michelin star in 1979, with a brief dip down between 2005 and 2007 before regaining the honor under the young chef Eric Pras, who continues to helm the kitchen.

36 PLACE D’ARMES, CHAGNY, 71150, FRANCE
+33 3 85 87 65 65

MAISON PIC France’s only three-Michelin-starred female chef Anne-Sophie Pic carries on the culinary tradition that was started in her family more than a century ago at Maison Pic. She won back the restaurant’s third Michelin star in 2007 thanks to a style of cooking that Pic’s own website describes as based upon “respect, taste and simplicity.”

285 AVENUE VICTOR HUGO, VALENCE, 26000, FRANCE
+33 4 75 44 15 32

PAUL BOCUSE It’s hard to overestimate the importance of French culinary legend Paul Bocuse and his three-starred Lyon restaurant. His eponymous restaurant has held three Michelin stars for nearly 50 years, and visitors can still order some of his iconic dishes such as the truffle soup Bocuse once served at a presidential dinner in 1975.

40 RUE DE LA PLAGE, COLLONGES-AU-MONT-D’OR, 69660, FRANCE
+33 4 72 42 90 90

PAVILLON LEDOYEN Ledoyen describes itself as the most secret of the three-Michelin-starred restaurants, located within the gardens of the Champs-Elysées. Michelin reports that chef Christian Le Squer “champions cuisine that is unpretentious yet cooked to perfection.”

1 AVENUE DUTUIT, PARIS, 75008, FRANCE
+33 1 53 05 10 00

PIERRE GAGNAIRE Pierre Gagnaire’s eponymous restaurant in Paris gained its third star in 1998, just two years after opening on rue Balzac. This French chef has gone on to open restaurants across the world, and is already a living legend for his contributions to bridging the gap between classical French cuisine and modern-day gastronomy.

6 RUE BALZAC, PARIS, 75008, FRANCE
+33 1 58 36 12 50

RÉGIS ET JACQUES MARCON Régis et Jacques Marcon is another of France’s three-Michelin-starred family endeavors. Here, the Bocuse d’Or-winning father Régis and his son Jacques are known for reflecting the environment and the turn of the seasons on their constantly changing menu.

CHEMIN DE BRARD, SAINT-BONNET-LE-FROID, 43290, FRANCE
+33 4 71 59 93 72

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50 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings 2014 – brought to us by Eater.com


Wow…what a list!
Happy Friday good foodie friends,
Look at the list of most anticipated restaurant openings coming in 2014 brought to us from Eater.com and Amy McKeever. Thank you Eater.com!

Link to the full list on Eater.com

EATER TRACKING
The 50 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of 2014
Thursday, January 9, 2014, by Amy McKeever

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2014 is looking to be a totally insane year of restaurant openings across the country. From city to city, chefs aren’t just opening one big restaurant this year: they’re opening two or three at a time. Rick Bayless is bringing another XOCO in addition to a more mysterious project to Chicago; Daniel Boulud is expanding his empire to both Las Vegas and Washington, DC; and Zahav chef Mike Solomonov is also set to stun Philly with two new spots that explore hummus and the Jewish diaspora.

It’s also shaping up to be a knockout year in New York City, where a slew of big-name restaurateurs are gearing up for new — or revamped — projects across the city. David Chang and Amanda Cohen have found bigger digs for Momofuku Ko and Dirt Candy, respectively. The unstoppable Danny Meyer has another couple restaurants on the way, while Alex Stupak, Cesar Ramirez, John Fraser, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten are expanding, too. Meanwhile, acclaimed chef Enrique Olvera of Mexico City’s Pujol is finally joining the New York City fray this year.

This is going to be a big year for the state of Georgia as well, what with Hugh Acheson’s new pair of restaurants that are headed to both Athens and Savannah. (In Athens, he’s joined by the talented Whitney Otawka doing Mexican fodo at Cinco y Diez.) Atlanta’s Ford Fry has got another restaurant (or three) up his sleeve, as per usual. And former Top Chef cheftestapant Eli Kirshtein is opening The Luminary at the forthcoming Krog Street Market, which is one of two Atlanta developments that is sure to see some serious dining action this year.

Please behold some selections from the crazy year ahead in restaurant openings — with some extra 2014 tracking included — and feel free to point out any exciting restaurants missing from this list in the comments:

ATHENS

Possible Cinco y Diez logos.
Cinco y Diez
Location: 1563 South Lumpkin Street
Chefs: Hugh Acheson and Whitney Otawka
Projected Opening: Late January 2014
This year, Hugh Acheson is teaming up with the well-respected former Farm 255 chef and Top Cheftestapant Whitney Otawka to open a Mexican restaurant in Athens. Located in the former home of Acheson’s relocated Five & Ten, Eater Atlanta reports that Cinco y Diez (get it?) “will serve Mexican food with Latin and Southern regional influences.”

ATLANTA

St. Cecilia.
St. Cecilia (and assorted Ford Fry projects)
Location: 3455 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta
Chefs: Ford Fry, Brian Horn
Projected Opening: January 13, 2014
There’s hardly any wait left for the opening of Atlanta restaurateur Ford Fry’s latest, St. Cecilia. This Northern Italian/Mediterranean seafood and pasta-focused restaurant is opening on January 13, helmed by chef Brian Horn. As should come as no surprise to anyone following the prolific restaurateur, Fry has a few more things up his sleeve for 2014 as well, including Superica in the Krog Street Market and reportedly another project in Avalon.

Eli Kirshtein.
The Luminary
Location: Krog Street Market
Chef: Eli Kirshtein
Projected Opening: Spring 2014
People in Atlanta are wildly excited for the opening of the Krog Street Market this year, including this restaurant from Top Chef alum Eli Kirshtein. The Luminary will be an American brasserie that Eater Atlanta writes, “will feature regionalized and updated bistro fare and includes a focus on raw bar offerings.”

Also Tracking for 2014 in Atlanta
Lusca, Ponce City Market, Diner

AUSTIN

The future Launderette space.
Launderette/Angry Bear
Location: 2115 Holly Street
Chefs: Rene Ortiz and Laura Sawicki
Projected Opening: Summer 2014
Chefs Rene Ortiz and Laura Sawicki are teaming up to open two restaurants in East Austin this year, Launderette and Angry Bear. The bigger project, Launderette, will be an all-day cafe and grocery that a press release says will “feature real food with the notion that the offerings will not be defined by exotic pairings and gastronomical acrobatics.” Meanwhile, Angry Bear is set to be a Chinese takeout with a Sichuan focus.

The team behind Uchi is opening a new Austin area restaurant in 2014.
St. Philip
Location: 4715 South Lamar
Chefs: Philip Speer, Tyson Cole
Projected Opening: Late Spring 2014
The team behind Austin’s beloved Uchi is expanding to suburban Sunset Valley this year with a pizzeria/bakery concept named St. Philip. The group’s Executive Pastry Chef and Director of Culinary Operations Philip Speer will lead this particular project whose menu he describes as “Nostalgic food.” (The name is just a coincidence; St. Philip is the patron saint of cooks and bakers.)

Also Tracking for 2014 in Austin
Olamaie, Unnamed Andrew Curran Project

BOSTON

Alden & Harlow, Cambridge, MA.
Alden & Harlow
Location: 40 Brattle St.
Chef: Michael Scelfo
Projected Opening: January 2014
One of the most anticipated restaurants of Fall 2013, Alden & Harlow is expected to finally swing open in 2014 to the delight of Bostonians. This is the first solo project for former Russell House Tavern chef Michael Scelfo, and a press teaser for the restaurant explains that Scelfo “looks to replicate the honest cooking he does in his own kitchen by preparing humble, unpretentious food that honors tradition of place in its quality.”

Merrill & Co
Location: 1 Appleton St., Boston, MA
Chefs: Jason Cheek, Kevin Mabry
Projected Opening: Spring 2014
The group behind jm Curley and various other Boston restaurants is at it again in 2014 with the addition of Merrill & Co. led by chef Jason Cheek and beverage director Kevin Mabry. Per Eater Boston, expect to see oysters, sherry, and beer at this New England seafood-focused restaurant.

Also Tracking for 2014 in Boston
La Brasa

CHARLESTON

Edmund’s Oast kegs.
Edmund’s Oast
Location: 1081 Morrison Drive, Charleston, SC
Chef: Andy Henderson
Projected Opening: Early 2014
Folks in Charleston have been waiting patiently for the opening of Edmund’s Oast and that wait should be drawing to a close. Eater Charleston checked in on the forthcoming brewpub this week and though it’s still under construction, “the interior is beginning to look like a restaurant.” Business partners Scott Shor and Rich Carley are focused on breaking ground in the craft beer world, while former FIG chef Andy Henderson is working on a menu that involves whole-animal butchery, but doesn’t shy away from vegetables.

Leon’s.
Leon’s Oyster Shop
Location: 698 King St., Charleston, SC
Partners: Brooks Reitz, Tim Mink
Projected Opening: “Soon”
Brooks Reitz, former general manager of The Ordinary and Eater Young Gun in 2013, is opening up his own restaurant this year alongside restaurateur Tim Mink. Obviously, Leon’s Oyster Shop is going to feature a raw bar, but apparently there will also be fried chicken and fish to be had. Also this year, Reitz and Mink will open a cafe named St. Alban.

Also Tracking for 2014 in Charleston
Chez Nous

XOCO Wicker Park
Location: 1471 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL
Chef: Rick Bayless
Projected Opening: March 2014
Rick Bayless is at it again after a few quiet years following his last major restaurant opening. The Chicago restaurateur is opening a new location of his XOCO concept in Wicker Park this year, offering much of the same food as at the original but it will be larger with table service and a bar. Bayless is also working on a second, more mysterious concept that could open in 2014, which he tells Eater Chicago is “super rustic” and “there’s virtually nothing like it in the United States.” Keep an eye out for details on that.

Green Street Smoked Meats
Green Street Smoked Meats
Location: 112 N. Green St., Chicago, IL
Owner: Brendan Sodikoff
Projected Opening: Early 2014
Soon to open in Brendan Sodikoff’s enormously popular collection of Chicago restaurants is Green Street Smoked Meats, a barbecue concept that is going in adjacent to his forthcoming ramen restaurant. Sodikoff tells Zagat that Green Street Smoked Meats will be Texas-style barbecue with a simple menu where you order at the counter.

The Aviary, Chicago, IL.
Mysterious Grant Achatz/Nick Kokonas Projects
Location: TBD, Chicago, IL
Partners: Grant Achatz/Nick Kokonas
Projected Opening: TBD
Nobody is saying exactly what Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas are up to, but the duo behind Alinea, Next, and The Aviary have revealed that they have another Chicago concept or two — including another bar — in the works that they hope to open by the end of 2014.

Also Tracking for 2014 in Chicago
Unnamed Tony Mantuano Project

DALLAS

Hotel Palomar, Dallas, TX.
Knife
Location: 5300 E Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75206
Chef: John Tesar
Projected Opening: March 2014
Dallas chef John Tesar is opening a sister restaurant to his seafood-centric restaurant Spoon with a steakhouse named Knife. Housed on the Hotel Palomar, Tesar tells Eater Dallas that Knife will be a “modern steakhouse” offering regular cuts of meat as well as “artisanal meats, unusual cuts of meat, different techniques, whole roasted birds, bison” and more. He’ll also be sourcing from Texas ranchers.

Also Tracking for 2014 in Dallas
Ten

DENVER

Denver Union Station.
Stoic & Genuine
Location: Union Station
Chefs: Jennifer Jasinski
Projected Opening: July 2014
One of Eater Denver’s most anticipated openings of the year, Stoic & Genuine is the latest project from James Beard Award-winning chef Jennifer Jasinski and her business partner Beth Gruitch. Opening in Denver’s Union Station, this seafood restaurant will call to mind New York’s Grand Central Oyster Bar with a selection of raw oysters, lobster, clam rolls, smoked fish, and more.

The former Argyll is being reincarnated as Argyll Whisky Beer.
Argyll Whisky Beer
Location: 1035 E 17th Avenue
Chef: John Broening
Projected Opening: Summer 2014
Beloved former gastropub Argyll returns to life this year in Uptown Denver two years after its shutter in Cherry Creek. This new reincarnation is dubbed Argyll Whisky Beer and, appropriately, aims to house the largest whisky collection in the state of Colorado when it opens. Chef John Broening (of Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar and Spuntino) will be responsible for the food here.

DETROIT

Selden Standard.
Selden Standard
Location: 3929 Second St., Detroit, MI
Chef: Andy Hollyday
Projected Opening: Mid-2014
Former Roast chef Andy Hollyday is opening up the highly anticipated Selden Standard in Detroit’s Midtown this year. According to Eater Detroit, Selden Standard “will serve a seasonally driven American small plates menu” and will feature an open kitchen, a communal table, a patio, and bar seats for a more casual neighborhood vibe.

HOUSTON

The future Killen’s Barbecue.
Killen’s Barbecue
Location: 3613 E. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581
Chef: Ronnie Killen
Projected Opening: January 2014
Houston doesn’t have to wait too long for its hottest opening of the year: chef and restaurateur Ronnie Killen plans to open his new barbecue restaurant in Pearland as soon as this very month. Look for a custom-made barbecue pit, decor that throws back to a 1950s-era school cafeteria, and quality meat. Killen is aiming high as usual with this one, telling Eater Houston that his plan is to overthrow Franklin as the king of barbecue.

Also Tracking for 2014 in Houston
Coltivare

LAS VEGAS

The future home of DB Brasserie
DB Brasserie
Location: 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV
Chef: Daniel Boulud
Projected Opening: Spring 2014
Daniel Boulud has scrapped plans to bring his DBGB Kitchen & Bar concept to Las Vegas in favor of opening DB Brasserie here at the Venetian instead. This location will be “an updated version” of the DB Brasserie that Boulud closed in Vegas back in 2010, offering French cuisine and “signature brasserie dishes with a modern twist,” as a rep tells Eater Vegas.

Giada De Laurentiis at Giada’s.
Giada’s
Location: 3595 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV
Chef: Giada De Laurentiis
Projected Opening: April 2014
Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis is opening her first restaurant ever in Las Vegas this year at the new hotel formerly known as Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon. The 300-seat restaurant will have an antipasto bar, plus a sizable bar and open kitchen. De Laurentiis tells Eater Vegas that some of the menu “will be traditional family recipes, and others the lightened-up California-style food I’m known for — my lemon spaghetti and butternut squash lasagna.”

Yusho at the Monte Carlo.
Yusho
Location: 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV
Chef: Matthias Merges
Projected Opening: Early 2014
The Monte Carlo is getting a slew of new dining options, including a monster opening courtesy of Chicago chef Matthias Merges. Eater Vegas reports that Merges is bringing his acclaimed yakitori-inspired restaurant Yusho to Las Vegas in 2014.

Also Tracking for 2014 in Vegas
Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar

LOS ANGELES

Petit Trois.
Petit Trois
Location: 718 N Highland Ave Los Angeles, CA 90038
Chefs: Ludo Lefebvre, Jon Shook, Vinny Dotolo
Projected Opening: Early 2014
Building upon the enormous success of Trois Mec, chefs and restaurateurs Ludo Lefebvre, Jon Shook, and Vinny Dotolo have announced plans for a second restaurant just next door. There’s not much out there yet about the new restaurant, but as its name suggests it is indeed going to be even smaller than its big brother.

Roy Choi.
POT
Location: 3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Chef: Roy Choi
Projected Opening: Early Spring 2014
Excitement extends well beyond LA for the opening of Roy Choi’s POT at The Line hotel, a new property from the hotel group behind New York City’s NoMad. POT is named after family-style hot pot and will offer “Korean food through the eyes of an American with Korean blood” with a menu of hot pots, barbecue, and more.

Bryant Ng sadly had to shutter The Spice Table, but is gearing up to open a new restaurant with Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan.
Unnamed Bryant Ng Project
Location: Arizona and 7th Street, Santa Monica, CA
Players: Bryant Ng, Josh Loeb, Zoe Nathan
Projected Opening: Summer 2014
Santa Monica is bracing for the exciting teaming of chef Bryant Ng and restaurateurs Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan, who are also behind successful restaurants such as Rustic Canyon and Milo & Olive. Ng — who recently had to close his acclaimed restaurant The Spice Table to make way for a new subway station — announced that the new, unnamed restaurant “will be influenced by the flavors of Southeast Asia.”

Also Tracking for 2014 in LA
Maude, LA Chapter

MAINE

Central Provisions, Portland, ME.
Central Provisions
Location: 414 Fore St., Portland, ME 04101
Chef: Chris Gould
Projected Opening: January 2014
Chef Chris Gould is slated to open his eagerly awaited international small plates restaurant Central Provisions in Portland sometime in the middle of January as last reported by Eater Maine. Indeed, signage is up and sample menus point to dishes like oysters, boquerones, lobster stew, sweet breads, suckling pig, and more.

MIAMI

Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach.
Morimoto South Beach
Location: 1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL
Chef: Masaharu Morimoto
Projected Opening: March 2014
Miami has longed for Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto to open up shop along its shores and, lo and behold, this year that dream is coming true. Morimoto is slated to open at the Shelborne Wyndham Grand in South Beach this year serving contemporary Japanese cuisine.

Also Tracking for 2014 in Miami
L’Echon Brasserie

MINNEAPOLIS

Early renderings of the new incarnation of Travail.
Travail/The Rookery
Location: 4154 W Broadway, Robbinsdale
Players: James Winberg, Bob Gerken, Mike Brown, and Kale Thome
Projected Opening: Soon
Fueled by a wildly successful Kickstarter, Travail is expected to make its return to the culinary scene soon after much anticipation. In its new Robbinsdale location, Travail will offer only a tasting menu, coupled with a sister bar concept The Rookery that will offer cocktails and small plates at a lower price point. Get ready.

Also Tracking for 2014 in Minneapolis
Coup d’Etat

NASHVILLE

The restaurant group behind Nashville’s popular Holland House Bar & Refuge is opening Butchertown Hall in 2014.
Butchertown Hall
Location: 1416 4th Aven N, Nashville, TN 37208
Restaurateur: Terry Raley
Projected Opening: Summer 2014
Nashville restaurateur Terry Raley has big plans this year to open Butchertown Hall, a biergarten that Raley tells Eater Nashville will be Germantown’s first since 1909. Set in a pretty large indoor and outdoor space, Butchertown Hall is going to have a hearth-fired open kitchen and will be priced to accommodate frequent visits.

NEW ORLEANS

Mopho, New Orleans, LA.
Mopho
Location: 514 City Park Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
Chef: Michael Gulotta
Projected Opening: January 2014
Former August chef Michael Gulotta is on the verge of opening his hotly anticipated Southeast Asian restaurant Mopho in Mid City. Eater NOLA reports that this restaurant could open as soon as this weekend with boozy bubble tea, slow-roasted meats, a fire pit, and “Vietnamese meets Louisiana cuisine.”

Square Root, New Orleans, LA.
Square Root
Location: 1800 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Chef: Phillip Lopez
Projected Opening: February 2014
Restaurant watchers have been looking forward for quite some time to Root chef Phillip Lopez’s forthcoming project Square Root. Eater NOLA writes that the concept here “is pretty revolutionary” in the local dining scene as one of the few tasting-menu-only restaurants out there. Square Root has 16 seats wrapped around an open kitchen, plus a small cocktail-focused bar upstairs.

NEW YORK CITY

Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
ABC Home Grown
Location: 38 E. 19th St., New York, NY
Chefs: Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Projected Opening: Spring 2014
Jean-Georges Vongerichten is aiming to thrill New Yorkers once more in 2014 with a restaurant named ABC Home Grown. His third concept in the complex connected to ABC Carpet & Home, ABC Home Grown will focus on vegetarian and vegan food with an international bent. Per Eater NY, JGV is also working on a farm-to-table concept in Westchester this year, The Inn at Pound Ridge.

Brooklyn Fare.
Brooklyn Fare Manhattan
Location: 431-39 W 37th St., New York, NY
Chefs: Cesar Ramirez, Jared Sippel
Projected Opening: Early 2014
Cesar Ramirez’s upcoming Brooklyn Fare Manhattan is what Eater NY calls “the most anticipated Hell’s Kitchen restaurant of all time.” Jared Sippel, formerly of Frasca Food & Wine, is running the kitchen here with a menu “heavily influenced by France and Italy.” A floor plans reveals a handful of tables, counter seating for 15, and a garden area/wine bar.

Enrique Olvera of Mexico City’s Pujol and a forthcoming restaurant in New York City.
Cosme
Location: 35 E. 21st Street, New York, NY
Chef: Enrique Olvera
Projected Opening: Summer 2014
Mexico City chef Enrique Olvera — he of the world-renowned restaurant Pujol — is headed to New York City this year to amp up the Mexican food game there in a big way. Olvera’s first New York City restaurant will take a casual approach to Mexican cuisine; A Life Worth Eating blogger Adam Goldberg says that the restaurant, Cosme, should open by the Summer.

A very early look at the new Dirt Candy.
Dirt Candy 2.0
Location: 86 Allen St., New York, NY
Chef: Amanda Cohen
Projected Opening: 2014
It’s a big year ahead for chef Amanda Cohen and her acclaimed Dirt Candy. Cohen revealed a few months back that she’s going to be moving her vegetarian restaurant down the street to a much bigger space that Eater NY notes will open up possibilities like lunch service, a full bar, and a chef’s counter. Cohen says the plan is definitely to open in 2014, so watch out.

David Chang.
Momofuku Ko 2.0
Location: 8 Extra Place, New York, NY
Chefs: David Chang, Sean Grey
Projected Opening: TBD
Momofuku chef and restaurateur David Chang dropped a bombshell this Fall that he would be moving his acclaimed Momofuku Ko into an East Village alleyway named Extra Place. When it opens — with chef Sean Grey still at the helm — Momofuku Ko should have tables, a counter, a bigger kitchen, and a waiting room for diners.

Alex Stupak.
Unnamed Alex Stupak Project
Location: 132 St. Mark’s Pl, New York, NY
Chef: Alex Stupak
Projected Opening: 2014
Empellon chef Alex Stupak picked up a third restaurant space just weeks ago on St. Mark’s Place, which a rough sketch he submitted to the local community board indicates will have 18 tables and an open kitchen with dining counter. Hold tight for more details than that, though, as Stupak told Eater NY, “I can’t tell you what it is going to be yet, only because I seem to change my mind every step of the way, historically speaking.”

King & Grove New York is getting a new restaurant from Danny Meyer.
Unnamed Danny Meyer Project
Location: 29 East 29th St., New York, NY
Players: Danny Meyer, Nick Anderer, Terry Coughlin
Projected Opening: Mid-2014
Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group has a couple of new restaurants hitting New York City this year (not to mention a million Shake Shacks everywhere else), the foremost of these being the all-day Italian restaurant headed to the King & Grove New York hotel on East 29th Street. Chef Nick Anderer and director of operations Terry Coughlin will split their time between this restaurant and Maialino. Do also look for the group to open Blue Smoke offshoot Porchlight in the Fall.

The Standard East Village on its plywood removal day.
Unnamed John Fraser Project
Location: 25 Cooper Square, New York, NY
Chef: John Fraser
Projected Opening: Early 2014
Excitement is high for Dovetail chef John Fraser’s forthcoming restaurant at Andre Balazs’s The Standard East Village. Eater NY notes that this restaurant will be vegetable-centric and diners can “expect a lot of grilled dishes” when it opens.

PHILADELPHIA

Michael Solomonov
Dizengoff/Abe Fisher
Location: 1605-1627 Sansom Street
Partners: Mike Solomonov, Steve Cook
Projected Opening: Early 2014
Philly favorites Mike Solomonov and Steve Cook are expanding in a big way this year with two new restaurants opening adjacent to one another on Sansom Street. For starters, these restaurateurs behind Zahav and Federal Donuts are opening Dizengoff, a small traditional hummuisiya offering different varieties of hummus and its various condiments. Meanwhile, Eater Philly reports that Abe Fisher will “focus on the cuisine of the Jewish diaspora” with small plates as well as a tasting menu.

Chef Jose Garces.
Volver
Location: 300 S. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19102
Chef: Jose Garces
Projected Opening: Early 2014
Jose Garces is expanding his Philadelphia empire again this year with the long-awaited addition of Volver at the Kimmel Center. The high-end restaurant will have a caviar and champagne lounge, a pre-theatre prix-fixe menu, and Garces himself will be cooking out of this particular kitchen, according to Foobooz.

Also Tracking for 2014 in Philly
Unnamed Stephen Starr/Aimee Olexy Project, Lo Spiedo

PORTLAND, OR

Taqueria Nueve, Portland, OR.
Taqueria Nueve
Location: 727 SE Washington St., Portland, OR
Partners: Billy Schumaker, Brent Richford
Projected Opening: January 2014
Portlanders have missed Taqueria Nueve in a big way since it shuttered in 2008, and this year restaurateurs Billy Schumaker and Brent Richford plan to bring it back. Opening in the former Beaker & Flask space, Taqueria Nueve will bring back the original location’s bright pink wall and signature dishes like wild boar tacos and octopus coctel.

Also Tracking for 2014 in Portland
Kachka, St. Jack NW

RALEIGH, NC

[Death & Taxes logo
Death & Taxes
Location: 105 W Hargett St. Raleigh, NC 27601
Chef: Ashley Christensen
Projected Opening: Spring 2014
Superstar Raleigh chef and restaurateur Ashley Christensen is gearing up to open her latest restaurant, Death & Taxes, in early 2014 amid much excitement both local and national. Per a press release, Death & Taxes is going to focus on wood-fire cooking with a “low-lit cellar-like” bar. Also opening this year just before Death & Taxes (also in the Spring) will be Christensen’s Bridge Club, a private event space where they’ll host pop-up dinners and more.

SAN DIEGO

Richard Blais.
Juniper & Ivy
Location: 2228 Kettner Blvd San Diego, CA 92101
Chef: Richard Blais
Projected Opening: Early 2014
Former Top Chef cheftestapant Richard Blais relocated to San Diego in 2013, and his forthcoming restaurant Juniper & Ivy has been hotly anticipated ever since. Blais told Eater San Diego to expect the menu to be lighter than what’s available at his Atlanta restaurant The Spence. The restaurant should fall somewhere “between a gastropub and a fine dining destination.”

SAN FRANCISCO

Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski.
The Progress
Location: 1525 Fillmore St
Chefs: Stuart Brioza, Nicole Krasinski
Projected Opening: 2014
Now that State Bird Provisions has reopened in San Francisco to much relief and applause, chefs and restaurateurs Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski can look toward opening The Progress two doors down later this year. Brioza told Eater back in September that The Progress will be “the polar opposite of State Bird,” and will be located in a much bigger space.

Benu. [Photo: Facebook]; Corey Lee.
Monsieur Benjamin
Location: 451 Gough Street, San Francisco
Chef: Corey Lee
Projected Opening: Spring 2014
Benu chef Corey Lee is expanding this year into Hayes Valley with a more casual bistro he’s calling Monsieur Benjamin. With French Laundry alum Jason Berthold in the kitchen, Eater SF writes that the menu will be “inspired by traditional French cuisine, along with the requisite focus on seasonal ingredients and some modern twists.”

Suvir Saran is opening in San Francisco’s NEMA complex.
Unnamed Suvir Saran Project
Location: 14 10th St., San Francisco, CA
Chef: Suvir Saran
Projected Opening: Spring 2014
Chef Suvir Saran, who won the first-ever U.S. Michelin star for an Indian restaurant with New York City’s Devi, returns to the kitchen with a restaurant in his new home of San Francisco. Eater SF has it that the unnamed project will be located in Mid-Market with 100-120 seats and will serve affordable “farm-to-table, filtered through his signature blend of Indian tradition and fine dining.”

Also Tracking for 2014 in San Francisco
Kin Khao, Aveline/The European, The Dock at Linden Street (Oakland)

SAVANNAH

The Florence [Photo: hughacheson / Instagram]; Hugh Acheson
The Florence
Location: Victory Drive and Bull Street, Savannah, GA
Chef: Hugh Acheson
Projected Opening: Early April 2014
Not only does Hugh Acheson have a big opening coming up this year in Athens, Georgia, but he’s also working on a new restaurant in Savannah. Set in a restored historic ice factory, a press release notes that The Florence “will offer vegetable courses, locally caught seafood, pastas and pizza made with Double Zero flour as well as a bar, patio and biergarten.”

SEATTLE

Red Cow Ethan Stowell Restaurants logo.
Red Cow/Noyer
Location: 1423 34th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122
Owner: Ethan Stowell
Projected Opening: Early 2014
Prolific Seattle restaurateur Ethan Stowell is expanding some more in 2014 with two new restaurants opening in Madrona. Red Cow should open first as a brasserie that Stowell’s website says will be “primarily known for steak frites” and otherwise serve classic bistro fare. The more high-end Noyer will open behind Red Cow with just four tables and four counter seats, “an ambitious ode to the very best the Northwest can offer.”

Also Tracking for 2014 in Seattle
Brimmer & Heeltap

WASHINGTON, DC

China Poblano, Las Vegas.
China Chilcano
Location: 418 7th St. NW Washington, DC
Chef: José Andrés
Projected Opening: Spring 2014
Spanish chef/king of DC José Andrés is opening China Chilcano in Penn Quarter this year, making it his third restaurant on just that one city block. China Chilcano will be similar to his Vegas restaurant China Poblano, except that rather than fusing Mexican and Chinese cuisines, this one will focus on the Chifa cuisine of Peru with dishes like ceviche, fried rice, and dumplings.

DBGB Kitchen and Bar
DBGB Kitchen and Bar
Location: CityCenter complex
Chef: Daniel Boulud
Projected Opening: Summer 2014
New York restaurateur Daniel Boulud is expanding down to Washington, DC, this year, bringing his brasserie-style DBGB Kitchen and Bar concept to the brand new CityCenter complex. Boulud confirmed the expansion to Eater this past Summer, explaining that he got his start in America working in DC and is excited to return.

Maketto, Washington, DC.
Maketto
Location:
Partners: Erik Bruner-Yang, Will Sharp
Projected Opening: Early Spring 2014
It’s been a tease for some time now, but this looks to be the year that wunderkind Erik Bruner-Yang opens his sophomore effort Maketto on DC’s H Street NE. The Toki Underground chef is teaming up with Will Sharp of clothing label DURKL on the project that will channel an Asian night market, with a chef’s table, patio seating, a coffee bar, and more. Get excited.

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Tripadvisor travellers 2013 travellers choice for restaurants across Canada


Happy Thursday great Foodie friends,
Just a quick posting to give you all a heads up…..

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Tripadvisor released its 2013 Travellers Choice list for restaurants across Canada.

Noted were 5 restaurants in the top 10 –
*L’Abattoir Restaurant – Vancouver, BC
*Rim Rock Cafe & Oyster bar – Whistler, BC
*Norwoods Restaurant- Ucluet, BC
*Locals Restaurant at the Old House, Courtenay, BC
* Bouchons Restaurant, Kelowna, BC

Congrats to our BC Culinary scene taking 5 out of 10 spots across Canada.

click this Link for the full list and posting from Tripadvisor

The 16 Hottest Ice cream shops in the US right now – brought to us from Eater.com


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Eater.com Heat Map to the 16 best ice cream shops in the US currently

Happy Labour Day weekend good foodie friends….
Here is another great list of great spots brought to us by Eater.com, thank you Eater for another must do list of spots to try….

It’s been a great summer and its still hot out there….Eater.com has come up with a list of great spots for you to try while on your travels…. And lets be honest, who doesn’t love ice cream?!

Words from the Eater.com writer:
“It’s hot out there, and as you celebrate your last long weekend of Summer 2013, you may be inclined to get some ice cream. Eater has rounded up 16 worthy ice cream candidates that opened across the country over the past year or so, and you have a wide array of options.”

“Like ice cream sandwiches? Head to the Baked Bear in San Diego to get custom built ones. Floats? How about Michael White’s the Butterfly in New York City? Boozey ice cream? Fifty Licks in Portland. Gelato? The Art of Flavors in Las Vegas. Crazy flavors? Izzy’s in Minneapolis is your best bet. Any possible combination of cupcakes and ice cream (cupcake sundaes, cupcake sandwiches, cupcake shakes, cupcake etc.)? Sprinkles Ice Cream in Dallas. And the list goes on.”

Below, the Eater National Ice Cream Heatmap. Any obvious omissions, head to the comments. And have a happy Labor Day weekend.

L’ARTISAN DES GLACES SORBET AND ICE CREAM SHOP
FRANCE PAVILION, LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL 32830
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L’ARTISAN DES GLACES SORBET AND ICE CREAM SHOP Yes, this is an ice cream shop at Disney World. La Glace is a new addition to Epcot Center’s France area, and they’re keeping an eye on being super traditional. Stressed out moms and dads, do note you can get a shot of liqueur poured over that scoop.

FRANCE PAVILION, LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL 32830

2.
ART OF FLAVORS GELATO Restauranteur Felix Arellano (Viva Las Arepas) has opened his first gelateria, serving gelatos and sorbets that are made in-house. Chef Desyree Alberganti makes flavors both traditional (hazlenut, dark chocolate) and more modern (s’mores).

1616 SOUTH LAS VEGAS BOULEVARD, LAS VEGAS, NV 89109
(702) 676-1027

3.
THE BAKED BEAR Ice cream is great and all, but sometimes it’s better between two cookies (or brownies, as the case may be). The Baked Bear serves “custom ice cream sandwiches” with cookies including snickerdoodle, funfetti, and waffle, and has traditional ice cream options such as rocky road, cookie dough, and strawberry cheesecake.

4516 MISSION BLVD STE C, SAN DIEGO, CA 92109
(858) 886-7433

4.
THE BUTTERFLY Michael White’s new Wisconsin-influenced restaurant and bar features an array of updated classic desserts. Included: a float with vanilla ice cream, Dr. Pepper, and chocolate chip cookies; the “Hot Blonde” with salted caramel and brown butter pecan ice cream over a blondie; and the Coppa Cola, with Coca-Cola flavored ice cream, caramel popcorn, whiskey cream, and cherries.

225 W BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10013
(646) 692-4943

5.
CONE GOURMET ICE CREAM Cone is an Irish-influenced ice creamery started by Irishman Sean McGuire. They serve their spin on the famous 99 Flake and something called an “Irish Breakfast Sundae,” which is their Irish Breakfast ice cream, a maple bacon ice cream, hot fudge, and cornflakes.

1051 W MADISON ST, CHICAGO, IL 60607
(312) 666-5111

6.
DOI MOI Vietnamese-inspired Doi Moi is going the soft serve route, with a rotating cast of flavors from pastry chef Brittany Frick (formerly of Estadio). There will be treats to go with the ice cream, including fried bananas and coconut tapioca soup with corn.

1800 14TH STREET NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20009
(202) 733-5131

7.
FIFTY LICKS The brand spanking new brick-and-mortar location of food cart Fifty Licks at 2021 SE Clinton St. offers their ice cream as well as ice cream cocktails.

4265 SE BELMONT, PORTLAND, OR

8.
IZZY’S ICE CREAM St. Paul’s favorite ice creamery has expanded to Minneapolis. Izzy’s goes deep with dozens of flavors, including classics (butter pecan), new spins (burnt caramel), and mysterious flavors that must be tried to be understood (Swedish garden party? “Spongebob”?).

1100 2ND ST S, MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55415
(612) 206-3356

9.
KUMA SNOW CREAM This is not technically ice cream: Kuma (Japanese for “polar bear”) serves creamy shaved ice in five flavors including mango, kuma snow, taro, strawberry, and green tea. Owner Jet Tila has eyes on expansion, with locations in New York and Los Angeles already planned.

3735 SPRING MOUNTAIN ROAD ST 206, LAS VEGAS, NV 89102
(702) 816-5862

10.
MELTYou’re going to need a lot of ice cream to get through Phoenix’s heat, and Melt is happily providing. Serving ice cream and gelato in housemade waffle cones, Melt will also make your ice cream into frozen flower bouquets if that’s the kind of thing you’re into.

910 N 5TH ST, PHOENIX, AZ 85004
(602) 463-3627

11.
ODDFELLOWS ICE CREAM CO. Care for a scoop of chorizo caramel swirl? This Brooklyn ice cream shop from wd~50 alum Sam Mason scoops flavors both wild and more traditional (mint chocolate chunk, chcolate) in a rotating menu. The bases are made from local dairy, and OddFellows also serves sorbets in flavors like celery and strawberry tomato.

175 KENT AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11249
(347) 599-0556

12.
QUENELLEQuenelle is the new frozen dessert boutique from Lukshon/Father’s Office pastry chef John Park. Gelato flavors include PB&J, apricot cheesecake, Thai iced tea, and more.

2214 W MAGNOLIA BLVD, BURBANK, CA 91506
(818) 843-1035

13.
SPRINKLES ICE CREAM Sprinkles cupcakery expands with their first location of Sprinkles Ice Cream outside of Southern California. Yes, there are cupcake sundaes, and, apparently, lines out the door.

8413 PRESTON CENTER PLAZA DRIVE, UNIVERSITY PARK, TX
2143634050

14.
SWEET COW The second location of this Louisville creamery took a big leap by entering the Denver market. Success there (along with ice cream flavors that veer more traditional than wild, though they include things like sweet corn and strawberry margarita) means the nascent ice cream chain already has its eyes on expanding to Boulder.

3475 W 32ND AVE, DENVER, CO 80211
(303) 477-3469

15.
TIN POT CREAMERY Former Facebook pastry chef Becky Sunseri opened Tin Pot to serve her creative takes on ice cream, with flavors including Lavender Blueberry Swirl and Earl Grey Tea.

855 EL CAMINO REAL #121, PALO ALTO, CA 94301
(650) 289-9803

16.
THE PARLOUR This first brick-and-mortar location of Durham’s Parlour ice cream bus serves ice cream made from local dairy and offers up flavors like Vietnamese Coffee, Roasted Peach, and Summer Corn With Blackberry Swirl.

117 MARKET ST, DURHAM, NC
919-564-7999

Have you tried any of these before? Let me know your thoughts….
“You Gotta Try These!”

Thank you for sharing Eater.com

55 Burger Trucks worth Finding- from BurgerBusiness.com


Happy Tuesday great foodie friends…..
Just a quick read brought to us from BurgerBusiness.com

I had a quick read through this list hopeful to find a food truck in Vancouver making the list….I am sure we have someone that can step up? Lets get on the map!
The list looks like it has some good trucks to try, maybe make your way through from 1-55?

Enjoy….
Click here to link to BurgerBusiness.com to see the list.
55 burger trucks to try

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the slider line up from Dallas’s Easy Slider Truck

Thank you BurgerBusiness.com for your research!

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Bon Appétite 2013 – 50 Best new restaurant nominees


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Brought to us from Bon Appétite, a list worth watching or better yet worth trying out and sending along your feedback.

Below is the basic list with address and phone numbers, Click here to go to the full list and Bon Appétite link

VIEW: ALPHABETICAL | BY STATE or READ ABOUT THEM ALL by clicking on the link above!

California

ALLUMETTE

1320 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA; 213-935-8787 allumettela.com

ALMA

925 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA; 213-244-1422 alma-la.com

BAR AMÁ

118 W Fourth St., Los Angeles, CA; 213-687-8002 bar-ama.com

CHI SPACCA

6610 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA; 323-297-1133 chispacca.com

HINOKI & THE BIRD

10 Century Dr., Los Angeles, CA; 310-552-1200 hinokiandthebird.com

RICH TABLE

199 Gough St., San Francisco, CA; 415-355-9085 richtablesf.com

SAISON

178 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA; 415-828-7990 saisonsf.com

Colorado

OLD MAJOR

3316 Tejon St., Denver, CO; 720-420-0622 oldmajordenver.com

THE SQUEAKY BEAN

1500 Wynkoop St., #101, Denver, CO; 303-623-2665 thesqueakybean.net

D.C.

DAIKAYA

705 Sixth St. NW, Washington, D.C.; 202-589-1600 daikaya.com

TABLE

903 N St. NW, Washington, D.C.; 202-588-5200 tabledc.com

Florida

THE CYPRESS ROOM

3620 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL; 305-520-5197 thecypressroom.com

Georgia

THE GENERAL MUIR

1540 Ave Pl., #B-230, Atlanta, GA; 678-927-9131 thegeneralmuir.com

THE OPTIMIST

914 Howell Mill Rd., Atlanta, GA; 404-477-6260 theoptimistrestaurant.com

Illinois

FAT RICE

2957 W Diversey Ave., Chicago, IL; 773-661-9170 eatfatrice.com

GRACE

652 W Randolph St., Chicago, IL; 312-234-9494 grace-restaurant.com

TRENCHERMEN

2039 W North Ave., Chicago, IL; 773-661-1540 trenchermen.com

Kansas

RYE KC

10551 Mission Rd., Leawood, KS; 913-642-5800 ryekc.com

Louisiana

PÊCHE SEAFOOD GRILL

800 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA; 504-522-1744 pecherestaurant.com

Maine

EVENTIDE OYSTER COMPANY

86 Middle St., Portland, ME; 207-774-8538 eventideoysterco.com

Massachusetts

PURITAN & COMPANY

1166 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA; 617-615-6195 puritancambridge.com

WEST BRIDGE

1 Kendall Sq., Cambridge, MA; 617-945-0221 westbridgerestaurant.com

Minnesota

BOROUGH

730 N Washington Ave., Minneapolis, MN; 612-354-3135 boroughmpls.com

WORLD STREET KITCHEN

2743 Lyndale Ave. S, #5, Minneapolis, MN; 612-424-8855 eatwsk.com

Missouri

ELAIA AND OLIO

1634 Tower Grove Ave., St. Louis, MO; 314-932-1088
elaiastl.com,
oliostl.com

NICHE

7734 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO; 314-773-7755 nichestlouis.com

Nevada

CHADA THAI & WINE

3400 S Jones Blvd., #11A, Las Vegas, NV; 702-641-1345 chadavegas.com

New York

ALDER

157 Second Ave., New York, NY; 212-539-1900 aldernyc.com

ASKA

90 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY; 718-388-2969 askanyc.com

CARBONE

181 Thompson St., New York, NY; 212-254-3000 carbonenewyork.com

LAFAYETTE

380 Lafayette St., New York, NY; 212-533-3000 lafayetteny.com

PEARL & ASH

220 Bowery, New York, NY; 212-837-2370 pearlandash.com

Ohio

METROPOLE

21c Museum Hotel, 609 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH; 513-578-6660 metropoleonwalnut.com

Oregon

AVA GENE’S

3377 SE Division St., Portland, OR; 971-229-0571 avagenes.com

Pennsylvania

BAR MARCO

2216 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA; 412-471-1900 barmarcopgh.com

VERNICK FOOD & DRINK

2031 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA; 267-639-6644 vernickphilly.com

South Carolina

THE ORDINARY

544 King St., Charleston, SC; 843-414-7060 eattheordinary.com

XIAO BAO BISCUIT

224 Rutledge Ave., Charleston, SC; 843-743-3880 xiaobaobiscuit.com

Tennessee

HOG AND HOMINY

707 W Brookhaven Cir., Memphis, TN; 901-207-7396 hogandhominy.com

ROLF & DAUGHTERS

700 Taylor St., Nashville, TN; 615-866-9897 rolfanddaughters.com

Texas

FT33

1617 Hi Line Dr., Dallas, TX; 214-741-2629 ft33dallas.com

JEFFREY’S AND JOSEPHINE HOUSE

1204 W Lynn St., Austin, TX; 512-477-5584 jeffreysofaustin.com

THE PASS & PROVISIONS

807 Taft St., Houston, TX; 713-628-9020 passandprovisions.com

RAMEN TATSU-YA

8557 Research Blvd., #126, Austin, TX; 512-834-8810 ramen-tatsuya.com

SPOON BAR & KITCHEN

8220 Westchester Dr., Dallas, TX; 214-368-8220 spoonbarandkitchen.com

SWAY

1417 S First St., Austin, TX; 512-326-1999 swayaustin.com

Washington

BAR SAJOR

323 Occidental Ave. S, Seattle, WA; 206-682-1117 barsajor.com

JOULE

506 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA; 206-632-5685 joulerestaurant.com

THE WHALE WINS

3506 Stone Way North, Seattle, WA; 206-632-9425 thewhalewins.com

Wisconsin

FOREQUARTER

708 ¼ E Johnson St., Madison, WI; 608-609-4717 undergroundfoodcollective.org/forequarter

You Gotta Try These!
Enjoy………