You know how you can tell a Malaysian restaurant is good if there are a ton of Malaysians eating there? Well, you know the year's best openings by how often they're packed with industry people. So here are the new spots the insiders have been hanging in.
Brahm Callahan, Wine Director at Grill 23 & Bar and Post 390 "JM Curly's. A great industry spot that does it right and doesn't deal with any BS."
Brian Moy, Owner of Shōjō "Yumewokatare ramen shop. Authentic ramen at its best. Just hate the long lines!
Dustin Rennells, Instructor at the BCAE/Owner of Bad Boy Bake Shop "Estelle's in South End. There is nothing Brian Poe can't do, and, fortunately for us Southerners, he hasn't failed with Estelle's. Fried catfish and po' boys, and all the trimmings and fixings, make it the best stop this side of the river (mad props to Hungry Mother in Kendall) for grandma's home cooking. My arteries are telling me no, but my heart and tummy are telling me 'do it, y'all'".