Bon Appetit Best New Restaurants for 2017

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2017/08/23 20:21:22 (permalink)

Bon Appetit Best New Restaurants for 2017

Bon Appetit came out with their list of the 10 best new restaurants in the U.S. last week. As luck would have it, one of the picks is in Raleigh and Pie Diva flew down to RDU today. So we were on like Donkey Fieri with Brewery Bhavana, a combo brewpub and dim sum restaurant that's number 10 on the list. The top 10 new restaurants are:
  1. Turkey and the Wolf, New Orleans
  2. Elske, Chicago
  3. Mister Jiu’s, San Francisco
  4. Palizzi, Philadelphia
  5. Hart’s, Brooklin
  6. Giant, Chicago
  7. Spring, Marietta
  8. Kemuri Tatsu-Ya, Austin
  9. Nixta, St. Louis
  10. Brewery Bhavana, Raleigh
There are some obvious choices for dining assignments: joerogo will have Italian at Palizzi; CTD & BuddyRoadhouse can flip for Elske and Giant; billyboy can try Hart's; and ScreamingChicken gets Nixta. The rest are up for grabs. Post your reviews in this thread.
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    JRPfeff
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    Re: Bon Appetit Best New Restaurants for 2017 2017/08/23 20:42:10 (permalink)
    Brewery Bhavana
     
    A view from our table. There was a nice mix of young and more seasoned diners at dinner.
     
    This was my second beer, called Sprout, a "Sneaky Fig Dubbel." Very enjoyable.

    We went full CTD with the menu, started by ordering the left column. Front to back, that's XIAO LONG BAO SOUP DUMPLING - steamed crab and ground pork soup dumplings, CHAR SIU BAO - steamed buns stuffed with Cantonese barbeque pork, and SCALLION PANCAKES - with oxtail in bone marrow and coconut-soy jam.

     Here's my plate with one of each.

    We cleaned that bone.

    Round 2 was SHRIMP AND CORN DUMPLING - shrimp, corn, ginger, and chive dumplings and JIAOZI CHICKEN DUMPLING - pan-fried chicken, ginger, bok choy, and water chestnut dumplings. The shrimp & corn dumpling was different from the online version, crispy instead of steamed. This was my favorite of the five.

    We really enjoyed everything that we ordered at Brewery Bhavana and we certainly will return. However, the value does not compare to the restaurants we recently enjoyed in Chicago's Chinatown. The menu prices for some items were higher than shown online.
    post edited by JRPfeff - 2017/08/23 20:44:57
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    Re: Bon Appetit Best New Restaurants for 2017 2017/08/24 07:40:10 (permalink)
    Very proud of you my little grasshopper!  I am a dumpling lover from way back...
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    Re: Bon Appetit Best New Restaurants for 2017 2017/08/24 07:50:02 (permalink)
    Our waiter mentioned that he was impressed with how we ordered, choosing a cross-section of the different dim sum varieties. So credit to the Master is due.

    I may need a cigarette and a Cortado after that.
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    Re: Bon Appetit Best New Restaurants for 2017 2017/08/24 10:14:23 (permalink)

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    Re: Bon Appetit Best New Restaurants for 2017 2017/08/24 15:18:59 (permalink)
    Our trips in September include Atlanta, St. Louis and Austin.  Let's see what we can do about this....
     
    We are also spending a weekend in Morgantown, West Virginia.  Their best new restaurant must have finished at #11.
    post edited by buffetbuster - 2017/08/24 15:20:04
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    Re: Bon Appetit Best New Restaurants for 2017 2017/08/24 15:39:13 (permalink)
    Serious question...how many of these "New Trend" restaurants will be around in 5 years? I'll say 4. I will admit Brewery Bhavana (nice pics/review JRPfeff) and Palizzi look the most special. Interesting to note the web page for Palizzi say it's been around since 1918..???
    post edited by Wintahaba - 2017/08/24 15:40:57
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