The winners of the first American Food and Drink Awards have just been announced in Esquire magazine’s November issue. The lengthy feature includes Best New Restaurants, Chef of the Year, Best and Worst Food Trends, and Best New Beers. Congrats to Knife and Chef John Tesar for winning a spot on the list of Best New Restaurants in America.
Here is the short version:
Best New Restaurant in America: The Cecil (New York, NY)
Chef of the Year: Paul Qui. Qui (Austin, TX)
Food Region of the Year: Virginia
Dish of the Year: Chicken Potpie. The NoMad Bar (New York, NY)
Cocktail of the Year: English Milk Punch. Faith & Flower (Los Angeles, CA)
Best New Restaurants (alphabetical):
Cask & Larder – Winter Park, FL.
Chi Spacca – Los Angeles, CA.
The Commissary – San Francisco, CA.
Faith & Flower – Los Angeles, CA.
Gunshow – Atlanta, GA.
Husk – Nashville, TN.
Knife – Dallas, TX.
Nico Osteria – Chicago, IL.
Rappahannock – Richmond, VA.
Take Root – Brooklyn, NY.
Tosca Café – San Francisco, CA.
You can check out the rest of the package online.