2013 Best Restaurants in America

The dining room at Aska in Brooklyn, NY. / Daniel Krieger Photography LLC.
The dining room at Aska in Brooklyn, NY. / Daniel Krieger Photography LLC.

With the release of the Bon Appetit’s 2013 list of “The Best Restaurants in America,” it’s easy to cut down on hopeful-yet-disappointing restaurant trips during your cross-country journeys.

After traveling 20,333 miles in 22 states, eating, spending and not sleeping, Andrew Knowlon, restaurant and drinks editor for “Bon Appétit,” successfully compiled the “Hot 10 2013” list.

“The 2013 restaurant scene is being reinvented by a band of young chefs,” Knowlton said in a release. “The results are not only delicious…they’re inspiring.”

Here are “Bon Appétit’s” top 10 Best Restaurants in America:

1. Alma- Los Angeles, CA
2. Saison- San Francisco, CA
3. Rolf & Daughters- Nashville, TN
4. Fat Rice- Chicago, IL
5. Ava Gene’s- Portland, OR
6. The Pass & Provisions- Houston, TX
7. The Optimist- Atlanta, GA
8. Jeffrey’s & Josephine House- Austin, TX
9. The Whale Wins & Joule- Seattle, WA
10. Aska- Brooklyn, NY

Follow Julie Kayzerman on Twitter @juliekayzerman



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

MTA announces service changes for Sunday

The MTA has announced service changes ahead of Sunday's People's Climate March, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Riders using…

Local

NYPD launches Twitter account for L train

The NYPD recently launched a Twitter handle dedicated to the L train and its riders. According to @NYPDLtrain, officers went underground Thursday morning to hand…

Local

Bushwick community space offers activists a place to…

A new Bushwick community space offers community activists to meet, create, learn and throw back a few cold ones. MayDay, located 214 Starr Street in Bushwick,…

Local

Activists gearing up for Sunday's "historic" People's Climate…

If all goes according to plan, more than 100,000 people will gather near Central Park West on Sunday morning and march through midtown to raise…

Movies

Review: Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem' is better…

Terry Gilliam's latest, "The Zero Theorem," concerns a reclusive malcontent (Christoph Waltz) struggling with the search for the meaning of life.

Music

Esperanza Spalding and a being called Emily get…

Esperanza Spalding is about to spiral off in a brand new direction that may or may include an alter ego named Emily.

Movies

Review: Bickering family dramedy 'This is Where I…

A talented cast sits Shiva in the bickering family dramedy "This is Where I Leave You," although it's more sap than yuks.

Movies

Review: Desert-walking movie 'Tracks' would be better as…

Mia Wasikowska walks 1700 miles across Australia's deserts in "Tracks," in a story that defies triumph-of-the-spirit cliches but gets some of them anyway.

NFL

J.J. Watt poses unique challenges to struggling Giants…

Watt, arguably the best defensive player in the league, is the leader of a surprising Texans (2-0) team that has already matched last season’s win total.

NFL

Eric Decker 'unlikely to play' against Bears: Source

Jets wide receiver Eric Decker's status for Monday night’s game against the Bears is in doubt after he missed practice again Wednesday.

NFL

Preston Parker, not Odell Beckham, will replace Jerrel…

Tom Coughlin noted the next man up will be unheralded veteran Preston Parker.

NFL

NFL Week 3 full schedule (kickoff time, TV)

NFL Week 3 full schedule (kickoff time, TV)

Parenting

A sneaky way to serve kids fruits and…

"My First Juices and Smoothies" gives smoothie recipes for kids.

Style

3 things we love from Day 1 of…

The highlights from Day 1 of Milan Fashion Week.

Sex

Why don't more couples use condoms?

  Call it the “condom moment.” That’s the name the authors of a new study have given to the pivotal conversation every couple should be…

Sex

Need an idea for a first date? Here's…

Picture your idea of a nice first date. Is it dinner and a movie? A visit to an interesting museum exhibit? Instead, an expert on…