This morning, Bon Appétit’s Andrew Knowlton and Julia Kramer unveiled their ten finalists for the magazine’s annual “Best New Restaurants” list. Atlanta’s Staplehouse was named No. 1 last year, and taking the cake in 2017 is another southern hot spot in Turkey and the Wolf. A New Orleans sandwich shop, it serves collard-green melts and caused Knowlton, he says, to start “hallucinating about sandwiches” after a visit.
The rest of the list features some impressive, wide-ranging restaurants that are free of established big names. New York is represented by Hart’s, a wine bar in the vein of last year’s finalist Wildair; San Francisco’s modern Chinese restaurant Mister Jiu’s; Chicago’s Elske; and Kemuri Tatsu-Ya, an East Austin izakaya-meets-Texas barbecue joint. Check out the full list: