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Kunda Eats Announces The 2012 Edition Of The Best New Restaurants In America

Over 200 restaurants in 53 cities named to the inaugural list. New York (November 2012) Kunda Eats (, a consumer website geared to global food and travel, has published the 2012 Edition of Kunda Eats Best New Restaurants in America.  The book honors recently opened restaurants (late 2010 to 2011) throughout the United States. With [...]


Best New Restaurants in America Watch: La Vara (Brooklyn)

La Vara (Facebook) 268 Clinton Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 Cobble Hill Neighborhood (718) 422-0065 Spanish/Jewish (Owners Alex Raij and Eder Montero) Jay Cheshes (Time Out): “Seafood fideua—the super-savory vermicelli paella often featured at El Quinto Pino—may be La Vara’s real standout dish, studded with plump shrimp, clams and baby squid, with a great garlicky slick of [...]


A Weekend of Gluttony: Charlottesville, Virginia

FRIDAY Part university town, part bobo mountain paradise, Charlottesville brims with a culinary energy, rivaling much larger cities. Your gastronomic journey to Cville should begin at the historic Downtown Mall, a European-esque stretch of closed street retail and entertainment (walking tours are hosted by the Albermarle Charlottesville Historical Society). From there, trace the steps of [...]

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Beard Foundation Awards Next Best New Restaurant

On May 7, 2012, The James Beard Foundation awarded the 2012 Mercedes-Benz Best New Restaurant Award to Next restaurant in Chicago. It is only the second time in the Beard’s history that a Chicago restaurant has won the award.  Owners Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas were both on hand at the Lincoln Center ceremony to [...]