By Meaghan Agnew
Boston's culinary year wasn’t about big, splashy openings. Instead we got a few sneaky surprises where the focus is on eating well -- like Field & Vine's fried chicken, or Frenchie's steak frites.
By Nick Rallo
There's something going on in Dallas -- a revolution of good, honest, simple, and heartfelt food -- and, somehow, American cheese plays a big part in that. Here's what you can't miss food-wise.
By Brooke Viggiano
With the return of an old favorite, a hot concept from a Top Chef, and a restaurant that will be changing faces every year, Houston's culinary scene isn't slowing down anytime soon.
By Sam Stall
The food and drinks in this town's best new restaurant are prepared with an obsessive attention to detail -- yet it still feels like crashing an extremely chill dinner party.
By Rob Kachelriess
The Strip usually hogs all the culinary hype and fanfare, but this year the action was in neighborhoods off the Strip, where chefs are calling the shots and taking big chances.
By Jeff Miller
LA finally became the It-City it’s always deserved to be, and we've got an incredible new spot for legit Italian noodles to prove it -- plus, the restaurant world’s answer to Radiohead.
By Kevin Gibson
Everyone told them the building was cursed… but they wouldn't listen, and we're glad they didn't. Find out why this restaurant is our top pick for best new restaurant in Louisville for 2017.
By Stacy Greenberg
Should you find yourself walking with your feet 10 feet off of Beale, head to East Memphis, where our best new restaurant of 2017 is cooking up reimagined Southern staples.
By Lacy Muszynski
Milwaukee's booming restaurant scene churned up a lot of changes this year, with fantastic new restaurants of all types and cuisines opened to replace those we lost.
By Becki Iverson
A restaurant in an art museum, pizza brunch, and the best Japanese place in years would have been enough, but foodies in the Twin Cities got very lucky this year.
By Chris Chamberlain
High-end food straight from the Iberian Peninsula, hand-cranked sausages in a beer hall, and an unparalleled raw bar would be enough. But Music City’s appetite for great new food is as bottomless as a cup of Waffle House coffee.
By Nora McGunnigle
Food in the Big Easy has gone global this year, as flavors from India, Germany, Southeast Asia, and the Dominican Republic joined the ranks of Cajun and Creole classics.
By Lucy Meilus
New York City
NYC’s restaurant openings ran the gamut this year -- from highbrow to low -- representing eclectic cuisines across the map, and either embracing traditions or junking them wholesale.
By Marielle Mondon
2017 was a mixed bag for Philly's culinary scene, with new standbys popping up all over town, including your next fried chicken obsession and the best high-end meal you'll ever have in a mall.
By Erin Jackson
It’s been an all-out war in the SD food scene, with local concepts vying for total domination against a new crop of popular LA and NYC outsiders. Here's who came out on top this year.
By Lani Furbank
We’ve mourned the loss of a few industry stalwarts (thank you for your service, Nora). But like a loaf of artisanal no-knead bread, DC’s restaurant scene is still rising.