Taking the top spot is Atlanta’s Staplehouse, a fully non-profit restaurant built by a devoted family with the support of a community that helped them overcome countless obstacles. Joining past winners like Washington D.C.’s Rose’s Luxury and San Francisco’s AL’s Place, Staplehouse raises the bar with a delicious take on New American cuisine and the inclusion of The Giving Kitchen, a charity created to support restaurant workers in need.
“It’s a grind, but a fun one,” says deputy editor Andrew Knowlton, who traveled with senior editor Julia Kramer over 5,700 miles to more than 40 cities in search of the restaurants that are defining the way we eat in 2016. “We had more real contenders this year than ever before,” says Knowlton.
The Hot 10: America’s Best New Restaurants 2016 are:
1. Staplehouse (Atlanta, GA)
2. Bad Saint (Washington, D.C.)
3. Lord Stanley (San Francisco, CA)
4. Morcilla (Pittsburgh, PA)
5. Baroo (Los Angeles, CA)
6. South Philly Barbacoa (Philadelphia, PA)
7. Oberlin (Providence, RI)
8. Wildair (New York, NY)
9. Buxton Hall (Asheville, NC)
10. N7 (New Orleans, LA)
No other publication dedicates the time, research, and calorie count that Bon Appétit puts into its best new restaurants list. Spanning September’s entire 46-page feature well, this ode to the American restaurant showcases the energy and distinctive characteristics of each winner with vibrant design, original photography, rigorously tested recipes, and ambitious storytelling.
“The September issue is the one we look forward to the most,” says Bon Appétit editor in chief Adam Rapoport. “This year, we are adding a huge, immersive online element, which will noticeably elevate the experience for our audience.”
For more on the Hot 10: America’s Best New Restaurants 2016, check out the full feature on bonappetit.com/hot10, where stories will run through September with essays, recipes, and exclusive video features.
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