Twenty-One Things We’re Still Looking Forward to Checking Out This Year


"Best of" lists are already trickling out for 2012, but there are still almost three months left in the year, which means there are a lot of new restaurants still to come. In fact, plenty of the openings slated for the traditional fall-preview blitz haven't even happened yet. Add to that the slew of food news that's broken since Labor Day, and you realize there's still a ton of amazing eating and drinking to look forward to this year. Here's what we're most excited about. Take a look, then let us know which spots you're anticipating.

When you're done here, check out what everyone's looking forward to in Boston, Chicago, L.A., Philadelphia, and San Francisco, too.