The task of choosing our nation's best restaurants — as our panelists would surely tell you — becomes more difficult every year, because the number of excellent places to eat continues to grow.As our interest in, and appreciation of, good food continues to increase — and as more great chefs train more younger good ones — fantastic food continues to spread across America.The name of this popular Asheville tapas bar-plus, located in this lively city's 1927-vintage former bus depot, means "cure yourself" — and if what ails you is an unsatisfied appetite for full-flavored, authentically Spanish food, you've come to the right place.Proprietors Katie Button (also the executive chef) and Félix Meana are veterans of el Bulli and José Andrés' empire (they met and fell in love at one of his restaurants in Washington, D.Desserts by pastry chef Carmen Vaquera ("gin & tonic" meringue, dark chocolate custard with orange sorbet and candied corn nuts, and such) are worth saving room for.This beach town "wine bar and seasonal kitchen," warmly but not exactly rustically furnished, is the preserve of chef Jeremy Fox, a veteran of Manresa in Los Gatos, the now-closed ultimate-vegetarian Ubuntu in Napa, and Daniel Patterson's Plum in Oakland.
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Moore and Hopelain’s book, This is Camino, was nominated for a 2016 James Beard Award as well.
This big, bright, perpetually bustling Park Avenue establishment, part of Philadelphian Stephen Starr's ever-expanding empire, with Californian Justin Smillie in charge of the kitchen, is the perfect all-purpose eating place.
Exceptional culinary landscapes in big cities get better, while new and different dining scenes in every corner of the country are born, in turn attracting and inspiring more talented cooks.
All this makes trying to rank the country’s best restaurants more and more challenging, but also more and more worthwhile and intriguing.