Esquire recently published its list of the top new restaurants in the U.S. and our mouths are watering. Literally, I’m trying not to take a bite out of my computer.
Apparently bored with “gimmicks and concepts,” Food & Drinks Editor Jeff Gordiner came up with a list of places where you can actually, like eat — like, all the time. Not just on a first date or special occasion, and not just because you want to brag and convince your friends you’re one of the “cool kids” because you’ve been.
Gordiner revived the list after its dormancy following the writer Josh Ozersky’s death in May 2015 and his new version encompasses the past few years, celebrating both the tried and true, and also the new guys on the block.
Chef Evan Funke tops off the list as the best new restaurant in America with pasta dishes that can only be described as an “experience.” Gordiner might even say there are no words, just “grunts and moans” to describe the feeling when your plate hits the table. The drinks are equal parts beautiful and interesting and yet another reason to try out the restaurant.