David Barzelay

Lazy Bear
San Francisco
The dinner party gets a major upgrade at this chef's restaurant
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Thomas Boemer

Corner Table
Minneapolis
The pig rules at this cozy restaurant
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Alex Chang

Vagabond
Miami
A culinary wunderkind finds a home in Miami
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Michael Corvino

The American Restaurant
Kansas City
Setting the tone for young chefs in Kansas City
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Michael Fojtasek/
Grae Nonas

Olamaie
Austin
Simple, soulful food at this Austin hot spot
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Phillip Foss

El Ideas
Chicago
Creative, modern cooking in a industrial space
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Michael Friedman

Red Hen
Washington, DC
A new take on classic Italian flavors in Washington, DC
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Markus Glocker

Bâtard
NYC
A chef gives a storied restaurant space his modern take on fine dining
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Chris Gould

Central Provisions
Portland, Me
Where the crowds line up in Portland, Maine
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Michael Gulotta

Mopho
New Orleans
A NOLA chef tackles Vietnamese flavors
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Evan Hennessey

Stages at One Washington
Dover, NH
Destination degustations in New Hampshire
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Nightshade
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Andy Hollyday

Seldon Standard
Detroit
Helping rebuild Detroit, one plate at a time
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Bruce Kalman

Union
Pasadena
Pasta and porchetta are the stars in this chef's deeply personal restaurant
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Ravi Kapur

Liholiho Yacht Club
San Francisco
Hawaii meets San Francisco in this sunny spot
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Trevor Kunk

Press
St Helena
This veggie-loving chef makes his mark in a Napa Valley steakhouse
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Andrew Le

The Pig & Lady
Honolulu
A family affair in Honolulu's Chinatown
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Andrew Little

Josephine
Nashville
A modern twang on farm-fresh, Southern cooking
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Zach Meloy

Better Half
Atlanta
A couple's love affair with food comes alive in Atlanta
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Ori Menashe/
Genevieve Gergis

Bestia
Los Angeles
Downtown LA gets even hotter at this offal house
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Dave & Megan Miller

Baker Miller
Chicago
Two Chicago pie icons mill their own brand of success
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Preeti Mistry

Juhu Beach Club
Oakland
An irreverant take on casual Indian cooking
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Cassie Piuma

Sarma
Boston
The flavors of the Middle East cross borders outside Boston
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Mitch Prensky

Supper
Philadelphia
Southern hospitality and flavors hit Philadelphia
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Ryan Roadhouse

Nodoguro
Portland, Ore.
Creative Japanese cooking in the Pacific Northwest
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José Ramírez-Ruiz/
Pam Yung

Semilla
NYC
Two young culinary stars bloom in Brooklyn
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Yehuda Sichel

Abe Fisher
Philadelphia
Traif is the word at this modern Jewish restaurant
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Michael Serpa

Select Oyster Bar
Boston
A fresh look at seasonal seafood in Boston
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David Uygur

Lucia
Dallas
Charcuterie-lover's paradise at Dallas' most sought-after reservation
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Lee Wolen

BOKA
Chicago
Decadent flavors in a fashionable hot spot
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