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San Francisco Tops Bon Appétit's Best New Restaurant List

San Francisco Tops Bon Appétit's Best New Restaurant List

Andrew Knowlton announced his top 10 picks today, plus defends them via Facebook

Bon Appétit preluded their best new restaurants list with the nominations last week, but restaurant critic Andrew Knowlton has finally released the definitive list of the best new restaurants in the United States. And number one? San Francisco's State Bird Provisions.

Brooklyn's Blanca and Battersby get the number two and three billings, while Luce in Portland, Ore., gets fourth place. Surprisingly, Manhattan and Chicago are missing from the list, although Los Angeles does get a spot at number nine with Bäco Mercat.

Nevertheless, Knowlton is on Facebook answering questions and defending his choices in a live chat. And while one commenter asked the question every other woman was probably asking ("HOW ARE YOU SO DREAMY?"), others are simply asking about his process. Apparently, Knowlton writes everything down in composition books, and thinks kale is a huge trend (we so called it) while uni is the next big thing.

Naturally, Knowlton also took the time to rave even more about his number one pick. "In terms of the most memorable meal in this hot 10 package, the entire meal at State Bird provisions. I gotta say that the fried quail is a thing of wonder and will definitely put their kids through college. It sounds simple but the fried bread with burrata is out of this world as well. OK everything at State Bird is out of this world," Knowlton wrote. "Internationally I just had what was probably one of the top five meals of my life at Maaemo in Oslo, Norway. You're going to be hearing more about this place from me and others, I guarantee that."

Check out the complete list over on Bon Appétit.


Bon Appétit Names San Francisco “Best Food City in the Country Right Now”

August 18, 2015 - Bon Appétit, America's food and entertaining magazine since 1956, has named San Francisco “The Best Food City in the Country Right Now” and placed AL’s Place at the top of the list of “The Hot 10: America's Best New Restaurants.”

Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit’s deputy editor, wrote that “Over four days and 15 meals, San Francisco proved itself on culinary fire in 2015…I don’t think I’ve ever experienced such a concentration of exciting and invigorating restaurants in a single year, in a single season. Not even in New York.”

“Yep, the city’s eating scene is having a great year. I’d say it’s time to pay it a visit,” Knowlton concluded.

When asked about his decision, he said, “San Francisco (and its restaurants and chefs) did all the hard work. My job was easy…eating!”

In naming AL’s Place (1499 Valencia St.) America’s best new restaurant, Knowlton advises, “To fully appreciate our restaurant of the year, step inside the obsessive, fanatical, and wildly creative world of Chef Aaron London. Trust us, it's worth the trip.”

Rintaro (82 14th St.) is on the list in the number eight spot. Knowlton writes of Sylvan Mishima Brackett’s izakaya, “Brackett melds traditional Japanese technique with an almost maniacal dedication to California produce.”

“We are very excited to have our city’s culinary excellence recognized by Bon Appétit,” said Joe D’Alessandro, president and CEO of the San Francisco Travel Association whose recent research showed that the most popular activities in which San Francisco visitors participated were dining in restaurants (77.4%), shopping (54.4%) and visiting a park (42.0%).

San Francisco's ambiance, scenic beauty and restaurants continue to be the most important factors attracting visitors to the city. About one-third reported that San Francisco’s overall ambiance and atmosphere (38.7%), scenic beauty (34.3%) and/or restaurants and cuisine (28.0%) were the factors that were most important to their decision to visit the city.

As the official tourism promotion organization, San Francisco Travel offers a nearly unending supply of information about places to eat and drink in every corner of the city at http://www.sanfrancisco.travel/explore/dining .

For information on reservations, activities and more, visit www.sanfrancisco.travel , read the Visitors Planning Guide or call 415-391-2000. The Visitor Information Center is located at 900 Market St. in Hallidie Plaza, lower level, near the Powell Street cable car turnaround.

American Express® is the official Card partner of the San Francisco Travel Association.


Bon Appétit Names San Francisco “Best Food City in the Country Right Now”

August 18, 2015 - Bon Appétit, America's food and entertaining magazine since 1956, has named San Francisco “The Best Food City in the Country Right Now” and placed AL’s Place at the top of the list of “The Hot 10: America's Best New Restaurants.”

Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit’s deputy editor, wrote that “Over four days and 15 meals, San Francisco proved itself on culinary fire in 2015…I don’t think I’ve ever experienced such a concentration of exciting and invigorating restaurants in a single year, in a single season. Not even in New York.”

“Yep, the city’s eating scene is having a great year. I’d say it’s time to pay it a visit,” Knowlton concluded.

When asked about his decision, he said, “San Francisco (and its restaurants and chefs) did all the hard work. My job was easy…eating!”

In naming AL’s Place (1499 Valencia St.) America’s best new restaurant, Knowlton advises, “To fully appreciate our restaurant of the year, step inside the obsessive, fanatical, and wildly creative world of Chef Aaron London. Trust us, it's worth the trip.”

Rintaro (82 14th St.) is on the list in the number eight spot. Knowlton writes of Sylvan Mishima Brackett’s izakaya, “Brackett melds traditional Japanese technique with an almost maniacal dedication to California produce.”

“We are very excited to have our city’s culinary excellence recognized by Bon Appétit,” said Joe D’Alessandro, president and CEO of the San Francisco Travel Association whose recent research showed that the most popular activities in which San Francisco visitors participated were dining in restaurants (77.4%), shopping (54.4%) and visiting a park (42.0%).

San Francisco's ambiance, scenic beauty and restaurants continue to be the most important factors attracting visitors to the city. About one-third reported that San Francisco’s overall ambiance and atmosphere (38.7%), scenic beauty (34.3%) and/or restaurants and cuisine (28.0%) were the factors that were most important to their decision to visit the city.

As the official tourism promotion organization, San Francisco Travel offers a nearly unending supply of information about places to eat and drink in every corner of the city at http://www.sanfrancisco.travel/explore/dining .

For information on reservations, activities and more, visit www.sanfrancisco.travel , read the Visitors Planning Guide or call 415-391-2000. The Visitor Information Center is located at 900 Market St. in Hallidie Plaza, lower level, near the Powell Street cable car turnaround.

American Express® is the official Card partner of the San Francisco Travel Association.


Bon Appétit Names San Francisco “Best Food City in the Country Right Now”

August 18, 2015 - Bon Appétit, America's food and entertaining magazine since 1956, has named San Francisco “The Best Food City in the Country Right Now” and placed AL’s Place at the top of the list of “The Hot 10: America's Best New Restaurants.”

Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit’s deputy editor, wrote that “Over four days and 15 meals, San Francisco proved itself on culinary fire in 2015…I don’t think I’ve ever experienced such a concentration of exciting and invigorating restaurants in a single year, in a single season. Not even in New York.”

“Yep, the city’s eating scene is having a great year. I’d say it’s time to pay it a visit,” Knowlton concluded.

When asked about his decision, he said, “San Francisco (and its restaurants and chefs) did all the hard work. My job was easy…eating!”

In naming AL’s Place (1499 Valencia St.) America’s best new restaurant, Knowlton advises, “To fully appreciate our restaurant of the year, step inside the obsessive, fanatical, and wildly creative world of Chef Aaron London. Trust us, it's worth the trip.”

Rintaro (82 14th St.) is on the list in the number eight spot. Knowlton writes of Sylvan Mishima Brackett’s izakaya, “Brackett melds traditional Japanese technique with an almost maniacal dedication to California produce.”

“We are very excited to have our city’s culinary excellence recognized by Bon Appétit,” said Joe D’Alessandro, president and CEO of the San Francisco Travel Association whose recent research showed that the most popular activities in which San Francisco visitors participated were dining in restaurants (77.4%), shopping (54.4%) and visiting a park (42.0%).

San Francisco's ambiance, scenic beauty and restaurants continue to be the most important factors attracting visitors to the city. About one-third reported that San Francisco’s overall ambiance and atmosphere (38.7%), scenic beauty (34.3%) and/or restaurants and cuisine (28.0%) were the factors that were most important to their decision to visit the city.

As the official tourism promotion organization, San Francisco Travel offers a nearly unending supply of information about places to eat and drink in every corner of the city at http://www.sanfrancisco.travel/explore/dining .

For information on reservations, activities and more, visit www.sanfrancisco.travel , read the Visitors Planning Guide or call 415-391-2000. The Visitor Information Center is located at 900 Market St. in Hallidie Plaza, lower level, near the Powell Street cable car turnaround.

American Express® is the official Card partner of the San Francisco Travel Association.


Bon Appétit Names San Francisco “Best Food City in the Country Right Now”

August 18, 2015 - Bon Appétit, America's food and entertaining magazine since 1956, has named San Francisco “The Best Food City in the Country Right Now” and placed AL’s Place at the top of the list of “The Hot 10: America's Best New Restaurants.”

Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit’s deputy editor, wrote that “Over four days and 15 meals, San Francisco proved itself on culinary fire in 2015…I don’t think I’ve ever experienced such a concentration of exciting and invigorating restaurants in a single year, in a single season. Not even in New York.”

“Yep, the city’s eating scene is having a great year. I’d say it’s time to pay it a visit,” Knowlton concluded.

When asked about his decision, he said, “San Francisco (and its restaurants and chefs) did all the hard work. My job was easy…eating!”

In naming AL’s Place (1499 Valencia St.) America’s best new restaurant, Knowlton advises, “To fully appreciate our restaurant of the year, step inside the obsessive, fanatical, and wildly creative world of Chef Aaron London. Trust us, it's worth the trip.”

Rintaro (82 14th St.) is on the list in the number eight spot. Knowlton writes of Sylvan Mishima Brackett’s izakaya, “Brackett melds traditional Japanese technique with an almost maniacal dedication to California produce.”

“We are very excited to have our city’s culinary excellence recognized by Bon Appétit,” said Joe D’Alessandro, president and CEO of the San Francisco Travel Association whose recent research showed that the most popular activities in which San Francisco visitors participated were dining in restaurants (77.4%), shopping (54.4%) and visiting a park (42.0%).

San Francisco's ambiance, scenic beauty and restaurants continue to be the most important factors attracting visitors to the city. About one-third reported that San Francisco’s overall ambiance and atmosphere (38.7%), scenic beauty (34.3%) and/or restaurants and cuisine (28.0%) were the factors that were most important to their decision to visit the city.

As the official tourism promotion organization, San Francisco Travel offers a nearly unending supply of information about places to eat and drink in every corner of the city at http://www.sanfrancisco.travel/explore/dining .

For information on reservations, activities and more, visit www.sanfrancisco.travel , read the Visitors Planning Guide or call 415-391-2000. The Visitor Information Center is located at 900 Market St. in Hallidie Plaza, lower level, near the Powell Street cable car turnaround.

American Express® is the official Card partner of the San Francisco Travel Association.


Bon Appétit Names San Francisco “Best Food City in the Country Right Now”

August 18, 2015 - Bon Appétit, America's food and entertaining magazine since 1956, has named San Francisco “The Best Food City in the Country Right Now” and placed AL’s Place at the top of the list of “The Hot 10: America's Best New Restaurants.”

Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit’s deputy editor, wrote that “Over four days and 15 meals, San Francisco proved itself on culinary fire in 2015…I don’t think I’ve ever experienced such a concentration of exciting and invigorating restaurants in a single year, in a single season. Not even in New York.”

“Yep, the city’s eating scene is having a great year. I’d say it’s time to pay it a visit,” Knowlton concluded.

When asked about his decision, he said, “San Francisco (and its restaurants and chefs) did all the hard work. My job was easy…eating!”

In naming AL’s Place (1499 Valencia St.) America’s best new restaurant, Knowlton advises, “To fully appreciate our restaurant of the year, step inside the obsessive, fanatical, and wildly creative world of Chef Aaron London. Trust us, it's worth the trip.”

Rintaro (82 14th St.) is on the list in the number eight spot. Knowlton writes of Sylvan Mishima Brackett’s izakaya, “Brackett melds traditional Japanese technique with an almost maniacal dedication to California produce.”

“We are very excited to have our city’s culinary excellence recognized by Bon Appétit,” said Joe D’Alessandro, president and CEO of the San Francisco Travel Association whose recent research showed that the most popular activities in which San Francisco visitors participated were dining in restaurants (77.4%), shopping (54.4%) and visiting a park (42.0%).

San Francisco's ambiance, scenic beauty and restaurants continue to be the most important factors attracting visitors to the city. About one-third reported that San Francisco’s overall ambiance and atmosphere (38.7%), scenic beauty (34.3%) and/or restaurants and cuisine (28.0%) were the factors that were most important to their decision to visit the city.

As the official tourism promotion organization, San Francisco Travel offers a nearly unending supply of information about places to eat and drink in every corner of the city at http://www.sanfrancisco.travel/explore/dining .

For information on reservations, activities and more, visit www.sanfrancisco.travel , read the Visitors Planning Guide or call 415-391-2000. The Visitor Information Center is located at 900 Market St. in Hallidie Plaza, lower level, near the Powell Street cable car turnaround.

American Express® is the official Card partner of the San Francisco Travel Association.


Bon Appétit Names San Francisco “Best Food City in the Country Right Now”

August 18, 2015 - Bon Appétit, America's food and entertaining magazine since 1956, has named San Francisco “The Best Food City in the Country Right Now” and placed AL’s Place at the top of the list of “The Hot 10: America's Best New Restaurants.”

Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit’s deputy editor, wrote that “Over four days and 15 meals, San Francisco proved itself on culinary fire in 2015…I don’t think I’ve ever experienced such a concentration of exciting and invigorating restaurants in a single year, in a single season. Not even in New York.”

“Yep, the city’s eating scene is having a great year. I’d say it’s time to pay it a visit,” Knowlton concluded.

When asked about his decision, he said, “San Francisco (and its restaurants and chefs) did all the hard work. My job was easy…eating!”

In naming AL’s Place (1499 Valencia St.) America’s best new restaurant, Knowlton advises, “To fully appreciate our restaurant of the year, step inside the obsessive, fanatical, and wildly creative world of Chef Aaron London. Trust us, it's worth the trip.”

Rintaro (82 14th St.) is on the list in the number eight spot. Knowlton writes of Sylvan Mishima Brackett’s izakaya, “Brackett melds traditional Japanese technique with an almost maniacal dedication to California produce.”

“We are very excited to have our city’s culinary excellence recognized by Bon Appétit,” said Joe D’Alessandro, president and CEO of the San Francisco Travel Association whose recent research showed that the most popular activities in which San Francisco visitors participated were dining in restaurants (77.4%), shopping (54.4%) and visiting a park (42.0%).

San Francisco's ambiance, scenic beauty and restaurants continue to be the most important factors attracting visitors to the city. About one-third reported that San Francisco’s overall ambiance and atmosphere (38.7%), scenic beauty (34.3%) and/or restaurants and cuisine (28.0%) were the factors that were most important to their decision to visit the city.

As the official tourism promotion organization, San Francisco Travel offers a nearly unending supply of information about places to eat and drink in every corner of the city at http://www.sanfrancisco.travel/explore/dining .

For information on reservations, activities and more, visit www.sanfrancisco.travel , read the Visitors Planning Guide or call 415-391-2000. The Visitor Information Center is located at 900 Market St. in Hallidie Plaza, lower level, near the Powell Street cable car turnaround.

American Express® is the official Card partner of the San Francisco Travel Association.


Bon Appétit Names San Francisco “Best Food City in the Country Right Now”

August 18, 2015 - Bon Appétit, America's food and entertaining magazine since 1956, has named San Francisco “The Best Food City in the Country Right Now” and placed AL’s Place at the top of the list of “The Hot 10: America's Best New Restaurants.”

Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit’s deputy editor, wrote that “Over four days and 15 meals, San Francisco proved itself on culinary fire in 2015…I don’t think I’ve ever experienced such a concentration of exciting and invigorating restaurants in a single year, in a single season. Not even in New York.”

“Yep, the city’s eating scene is having a great year. I’d say it’s time to pay it a visit,” Knowlton concluded.

When asked about his decision, he said, “San Francisco (and its restaurants and chefs) did all the hard work. My job was easy…eating!”

In naming AL’s Place (1499 Valencia St.) America’s best new restaurant, Knowlton advises, “To fully appreciate our restaurant of the year, step inside the obsessive, fanatical, and wildly creative world of Chef Aaron London. Trust us, it's worth the trip.”

Rintaro (82 14th St.) is on the list in the number eight spot. Knowlton writes of Sylvan Mishima Brackett’s izakaya, “Brackett melds traditional Japanese technique with an almost maniacal dedication to California produce.”

“We are very excited to have our city’s culinary excellence recognized by Bon Appétit,” said Joe D’Alessandro, president and CEO of the San Francisco Travel Association whose recent research showed that the most popular activities in which San Francisco visitors participated were dining in restaurants (77.4%), shopping (54.4%) and visiting a park (42.0%).

San Francisco's ambiance, scenic beauty and restaurants continue to be the most important factors attracting visitors to the city. About one-third reported that San Francisco’s overall ambiance and atmosphere (38.7%), scenic beauty (34.3%) and/or restaurants and cuisine (28.0%) were the factors that were most important to their decision to visit the city.

As the official tourism promotion organization, San Francisco Travel offers a nearly unending supply of information about places to eat and drink in every corner of the city at http://www.sanfrancisco.travel/explore/dining .

For information on reservations, activities and more, visit www.sanfrancisco.travel , read the Visitors Planning Guide or call 415-391-2000. The Visitor Information Center is located at 900 Market St. in Hallidie Plaza, lower level, near the Powell Street cable car turnaround.

American Express® is the official Card partner of the San Francisco Travel Association.


Bon Appétit Names San Francisco “Best Food City in the Country Right Now”

August 18, 2015 - Bon Appétit, America's food and entertaining magazine since 1956, has named San Francisco “The Best Food City in the Country Right Now” and placed AL’s Place at the top of the list of “The Hot 10: America's Best New Restaurants.”

Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit’s deputy editor, wrote that “Over four days and 15 meals, San Francisco proved itself on culinary fire in 2015…I don’t think I’ve ever experienced such a concentration of exciting and invigorating restaurants in a single year, in a single season. Not even in New York.”

“Yep, the city’s eating scene is having a great year. I’d say it’s time to pay it a visit,” Knowlton concluded.

When asked about his decision, he said, “San Francisco (and its restaurants and chefs) did all the hard work. My job was easy…eating!”

In naming AL’s Place (1499 Valencia St.) America’s best new restaurant, Knowlton advises, “To fully appreciate our restaurant of the year, step inside the obsessive, fanatical, and wildly creative world of Chef Aaron London. Trust us, it's worth the trip.”

Rintaro (82 14th St.) is on the list in the number eight spot. Knowlton writes of Sylvan Mishima Brackett’s izakaya, “Brackett melds traditional Japanese technique with an almost maniacal dedication to California produce.”

“We are very excited to have our city’s culinary excellence recognized by Bon Appétit,” said Joe D’Alessandro, president and CEO of the San Francisco Travel Association whose recent research showed that the most popular activities in which San Francisco visitors participated were dining in restaurants (77.4%), shopping (54.4%) and visiting a park (42.0%).

San Francisco's ambiance, scenic beauty and restaurants continue to be the most important factors attracting visitors to the city. About one-third reported that San Francisco’s overall ambiance and atmosphere (38.7%), scenic beauty (34.3%) and/or restaurants and cuisine (28.0%) were the factors that were most important to their decision to visit the city.

As the official tourism promotion organization, San Francisco Travel offers a nearly unending supply of information about places to eat and drink in every corner of the city at http://www.sanfrancisco.travel/explore/dining .

For information on reservations, activities and more, visit www.sanfrancisco.travel , read the Visitors Planning Guide or call 415-391-2000. The Visitor Information Center is located at 900 Market St. in Hallidie Plaza, lower level, near the Powell Street cable car turnaround.

American Express® is the official Card partner of the San Francisco Travel Association.


Bon Appétit Names San Francisco “Best Food City in the Country Right Now”

August 18, 2015 - Bon Appétit, America's food and entertaining magazine since 1956, has named San Francisco “The Best Food City in the Country Right Now” and placed AL’s Place at the top of the list of “The Hot 10: America's Best New Restaurants.”

Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit’s deputy editor, wrote that “Over four days and 15 meals, San Francisco proved itself on culinary fire in 2015…I don’t think I’ve ever experienced such a concentration of exciting and invigorating restaurants in a single year, in a single season. Not even in New York.”

“Yep, the city’s eating scene is having a great year. I’d say it’s time to pay it a visit,” Knowlton concluded.

When asked about his decision, he said, “San Francisco (and its restaurants and chefs) did all the hard work. My job was easy…eating!”

In naming AL’s Place (1499 Valencia St.) America’s best new restaurant, Knowlton advises, “To fully appreciate our restaurant of the year, step inside the obsessive, fanatical, and wildly creative world of Chef Aaron London. Trust us, it's worth the trip.”

Rintaro (82 14th St.) is on the list in the number eight spot. Knowlton writes of Sylvan Mishima Brackett’s izakaya, “Brackett melds traditional Japanese technique with an almost maniacal dedication to California produce.”

“We are very excited to have our city’s culinary excellence recognized by Bon Appétit,” said Joe D’Alessandro, president and CEO of the San Francisco Travel Association whose recent research showed that the most popular activities in which San Francisco visitors participated were dining in restaurants (77.4%), shopping (54.4%) and visiting a park (42.0%).

San Francisco's ambiance, scenic beauty and restaurants continue to be the most important factors attracting visitors to the city. About one-third reported that San Francisco’s overall ambiance and atmosphere (38.7%), scenic beauty (34.3%) and/or restaurants and cuisine (28.0%) were the factors that were most important to their decision to visit the city.

As the official tourism promotion organization, San Francisco Travel offers a nearly unending supply of information about places to eat and drink in every corner of the city at http://www.sanfrancisco.travel/explore/dining .

For information on reservations, activities and more, visit www.sanfrancisco.travel , read the Visitors Planning Guide or call 415-391-2000. The Visitor Information Center is located at 900 Market St. in Hallidie Plaza, lower level, near the Powell Street cable car turnaround.

American Express® is the official Card partner of the San Francisco Travel Association.


Bon Appétit Names San Francisco “Best Food City in the Country Right Now”

August 18, 2015 - Bon Appétit, America's food and entertaining magazine since 1956, has named San Francisco “The Best Food City in the Country Right Now” and placed AL’s Place at the top of the list of “The Hot 10: America's Best New Restaurants.”

Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit’s deputy editor, wrote that “Over four days and 15 meals, San Francisco proved itself on culinary fire in 2015…I don’t think I’ve ever experienced such a concentration of exciting and invigorating restaurants in a single year, in a single season. Not even in New York.”

“Yep, the city’s eating scene is having a great year. I’d say it’s time to pay it a visit,” Knowlton concluded.

When asked about his decision, he said, “San Francisco (and its restaurants and chefs) did all the hard work. My job was easy…eating!”

In naming AL’s Place (1499 Valencia St.) America’s best new restaurant, Knowlton advises, “To fully appreciate our restaurant of the year, step inside the obsessive, fanatical, and wildly creative world of Chef Aaron London. Trust us, it's worth the trip.”

Rintaro (82 14th St.) is on the list in the number eight spot. Knowlton writes of Sylvan Mishima Brackett’s izakaya, “Brackett melds traditional Japanese technique with an almost maniacal dedication to California produce.”

“We are very excited to have our city’s culinary excellence recognized by Bon Appétit,” said Joe D’Alessandro, president and CEO of the San Francisco Travel Association whose recent research showed that the most popular activities in which San Francisco visitors participated were dining in restaurants (77.4%), shopping (54.4%) and visiting a park (42.0%).

San Francisco's ambiance, scenic beauty and restaurants continue to be the most important factors attracting visitors to the city. About one-third reported that San Francisco’s overall ambiance and atmosphere (38.7%), scenic beauty (34.3%) and/or restaurants and cuisine (28.0%) were the factors that were most important to their decision to visit the city.

As the official tourism promotion organization, San Francisco Travel offers a nearly unending supply of information about places to eat and drink in every corner of the city at http://www.sanfrancisco.travel/explore/dining .

For information on reservations, activities and more, visit www.sanfrancisco.travel , read the Visitors Planning Guide or call 415-391-2000. The Visitor Information Center is located at 900 Market St. in Hallidie Plaza, lower level, near the Powell Street cable car turnaround.

American Express® is the official Card partner of the San Francisco Travel Association.


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