Hungry Mother Makes Top Ten New American Restaurants

Hungry Mother will be named as one of the “Top 10 Best New Restaurants in America” in the upcoming issue of Bon Appétit. The magazine singles out Barry Maiden’s cuisine, which “combines southern and northern ingredients with classic French technique.” There’s even a recipe for the restaurant’s cornmeal-crusted catfish with collards and Creole mustard vinaigrette. This is the latest in a long string of honors for Hungry Mother and Barry Maiden: the restaurant was named Top Newcomer in this year’s Zagat Survey and Maiden was named a Food & Wine best new chef in April. Here are the other restaurants that made Bon Appétit’s list.

Bar Jules / San Francisco
Dish to try: Lamb with Preserved Lemons

Cakes & Ale / Decatur, Georgia
Dish to try: Citrus Arancine with Pecorino Cheese

Feast / Houston
Dish to try: Braised Beef with Fresh Pears and Ginger

Hungry Mother / Cambridge, Massachusetts
Dish to try: Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish with Collards and Creole Mustard Vinaigrette

Mado / Chicago
Dish to try: Clam and Calamari Seafood Stew with Salsa Verde

No. 7 / Brooklyn
Dish to try: Pumpkin-Seed-Crusted Tofu with Lemongrass Broth, Rice Noodles and Poached Eggs

Olivia / Austin
Dish to try: Milk-Braised Pork Shoulder with Semolina Gnocchi

Spring Hill / Seattle
Dish to try: Black Cod with Fennel Chowder and Smoked Oyster Panzanella

The Greenhouse Tavern / Cleveland
Dish to try: Potato-Crusted Goat Cheese Tarts with Heirloom Tomato Salad

Woodberry Kitchen / Baltimore
Dish to try: Spiced Pear Flatbreads with Goat Cheese and Mustard Cream

Hungry Mother Makes Top Ten New American Restaurants