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World's Best Restaurant Is in Copenhagen

Noma reclaims top spot

(Newser) - Noma has reclaimed the top spot on Restaurant magazine's annual list of the world's 50 best eateries. The Copenhagen restaurant was in the No. 1 spot from 2010 to 2012, but was booted to No. 2 last year by El Celler de Can Roca, in Girona, Spain, the... More »

Seriously: Don't Open a Restaurant

The Zagats have news for you: It's not as fun as it looks

(Newser) - Do you dream of opening your own restaurant one day? Well, Nina and Tim Zagat have some advice for you: "Don't do it!" And they should know, considering they co-founded and publish Zagat Restaurant Surveys. Opening a restaurant is about a lot more than just being "a... More »

Michelin-Starred Spot Sued for Serving Up Homophobia

Tight uniforms 'showed off my figure,' complains London waiter

(Newser) - Dim Sum isn't the only thing on the menu at Yauatcha, a Michelin-starred restaurant in London. Managers and customers also serve up homophobic remarks and sexual harassment, a gay ex-waiter is charging. Vincent Ma, 31, is beginning legal proceedings against the Soho hot spot. He says he was constantly subjected... More »

And the Best Restaurant in the World Is...

Noma, in Copenhagen

(Newser) - After four years, El Bulli has been knocked off the pedestal: It was ranked the world's No. 2 restaurant in this year's survey of the 800 most influential chefs and critics. The new top dog? Copenhagen's Noma , which has been wooing foodies with its classic Nordic fare. Chef René Redzepi... More »

Michelin 'Star Wars' Unappetizing for Chefs

French master Roellinger latest to step back citing exhaustion, pressure

(Newser) - Being awarded 3 stars from the Michelin Guide was once the highest honor for any chef, but non plus, reports Gourmet. Changing tastes and fancy-food fatigue have now pushed three of France’s biggest culinary kings to close their doors—by choice. "Running a three-star restaurant is an honor,... More »

20 Best New Places to Dine

Esquire 's picks from all over the US

(Newser) - After surveying restaurants across the US, Esquire gave the country props for its chops, proclaiming "the emergence of American cooking as the most diverse and most innovative in the world." It highlighted 20 favorite new restaurants of the year:
  1. L20 (Chicago): Overlook its Midwest locale; this place serves
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Noodle Chain Rules London Dining Scene

Wagamama tops pricey competitors in new Zagat survey

(Newser) - Wagamama, a chain of inexpensive Japanese-inspired noodle bars, is London’s most popular restaurant in the latest Zagat survey, the Telegraph reports. The low-key chain topped fine-dining establishments such as the Ivy and Gordon Ramsay for the top honor, which also takes price, atmosphere, and overall value into account. Ramsay’... More »

El Bulli Repeats as World's Top Restaurant

Catalonian chemistry lab keeps Britain's Fat Duck in No. 2 slot

(Newser) - For the third year in a row El Bulli, the restaurant-cum-chemistry lab outside of Barcelona, has been named the world's best restaurant. Feran Adrià's "gastronomic temple" got the top gong from a group of 700 chefs and critics. For Bloomberg's food writer El Bulli is "highly technically... More »

Top New Chefs: Read 'Em & Eat!

Food & Wine takes a look at the freshest cooking talent the US has to offer

(Newser) - Food & Wine has posted its Best New Chef awards for 2008. Look for their profiles in the July issue, but take a peek at the winners here:
  1. Jim Burke: owner of James, a modern Italian restaurant in Philadelphia's Bella Vista neighborhood.
  2. Gerard Craft: owner and chef at Niche in
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Now Taking Reservations for Sometime Next Year

The country's hardest-to-get dinner reservation is in ... Pennsylvania?

(Newser) - Move over, French Laundry. The US' most in-demand dinner seat is in "flyspeck" Kennett Square, Pa., 35 miles from Philadelphia, Portfolio writes. Talula's Table takes reservations for its single, 12-seat table one year in advance. "My parents paid me $30 to stand out here," says one teen... More »

Michelin Guide Knocks Classic Paris Eatery

After losing crown to Tokyo, more bad news for French cuisine

(Newser) - Now that the Michelin food critics have declared Tokyo the world's culinary capital, this week's publication of the 2008 guide to France had the feeling of a day of reckoning. Sure enough, the red book reduces Paris' vaunted Le Grand Véfour from three stars to two, citing inconsistency at... More »

Dining by the Dozen

Restaurants with communal tables offer a great way to meet new people

(Newser) - Care for a cozy table for a 10 or more? More restaurants are embracing the idea of communal dining, in which strangers sit down to eat together at a big table. Dana Cowin of Food & Wine magazine tells USA Today her favorite spots:
  1. Cibo, Austin, Texas
  2. Resto, New York
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Michelin Stuns Critics, Gives Ramsay 2nd Star

Vulgar chef's restaurant is only NY newbie to get coveted grade

(Newser) - Michelin parted with NY critics today by branding 2 stars on Gordon Ramsay’s namesake restaurant, halting the ex-soccer player's recent ratings drop. Ramsay, known for his crude tongue, was the only newbie to take the double-star in Manhattan; none earned a coveted third. Michelin saved its biggest hit for... More »

7 Best New Wine Lists of 2007

These restaurants pair great food with excellent wines for the full dining experience.

(Newser) - Food & Wine magazine names its favorite new restaurant wine lists from around the country.
  1. Catalan, Houston, TX
  2. Addison, San Diego, CA
  3. Perbacco, San Francisco, CA
  4. Craftsteak, New York, NY
  5. Osteria di Tramonto, Wheeling, IL
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