Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Bon Appetit's 20 Most Important Restaurants in America

Bon Appetit has announced it's 20 Most Important Restaurants in America.

Here, Andrew Knowlton (Bon Appetit's The Foodist columnist) explains it all.

The 20 Most Important Restaurants in America
  1. Momofuku, multiple locations
  2. The Restaurant at Meadowood, Napa, CA
  3. Husk, Charleston, SC
  4. Alinea, Chicago, IL
  5. Manresa, Los Gatos, CA
  6. Roberta's, Brooklyn, NY
  7. Eleven Madison Park, New York, NY
  8. Pok Pok, Brooklyn, NY and Portland, OR
  9. Mission Chinese Food, New York, NY and San Francisco, CA
  10. Uchi/Uchiko, Austin, TX
  11. Animal, Los Angeles, CA
  12. Avec, Chicago, IL
  13. Le Bernardin, New York, NY
  14. Cochon, New Orleans, LA
  15. The Walrus and the Carpenter, Seattle, WA
  16. Shake Shack, multiple locations
  17. Franklin Barbecue, Austin, TX
  18. Balthazar, New York, NY
  19. Primo, Rockland, ME
  20. Swan Oyster Depot, San Francisco, CA 

He mentions these as Hall of Famers:
Do you think his list is missing any restaurants?

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