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‘GQ’ Unveils Its Best New Restaurants of 2017

Los Angeles dominates this list

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As per annual tradition, men’s mag GQ has unveiled its list of the Best New Restaurants of the year, and 2017’s 10-item line-up is heavy on Los Angeles. Correspondent Brett Martin is particularly enamored, it seems, with LA’s Salazar, the outdoor restaurant run by Billy Silverman and Esdras Ochoa: “That was when I felt the spark: a glow that was like the buzz of hunger, but not limited to my stomach,” Martin writes of a meal that includes Ochoa’s now famous carne asada. “I sat very still, to let it grow. This, the spark said, the knowledge bolting through me as though it were new information. This is what restaurants are for.

Also on Martin’s list: New York’s Aska, the Nordically inclined restaurant that Eater NY critic Ryan Sutton bestowed four stars upon in November 2016; Michael Solomonov’s social-justice-minded luncheonette Rooster Soup Co. in Philadelphia; and Portland’s Han Oak, which landed on Eater restaurant editor Bill Addison’s own 2016 list of Best New restaurants. The full GQ list (in alphabetical order), below:

• Aska (Brooklyn)
• Flowers of Vietnam (Detroit)
• Han Oak (Portland, OR)
• Kato (Los Angeles)
• Kemuri Tatsu-ya (Austin)
• Rooster Soup Co. (Philadelphia)
• Salazar (Los Angeles)
• Side Chick (Los Angeles)
• Tarsan i Jane (Seattle)
• Young Joni (Minneapolis)

GQ’s Best New Restaurants in America 2017 [GQ]
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