Urbanspoon released its list of America's Most Popular New Restaurants of 2012, highlighting the 50 most sought-after restaurants across the U.S. to open this year. The notable eateries that made the cut were restaurants opened in 2012 that received the most coverage and reviews from professional food critics, bloggers, the Urbanspoon community, and diners.
"Standing out among the crop of new restaurants that open every year is no small feat," said Kara Nortman, SVP of Consumer Businesses, CityGrid Media. "From small plates in Milwaukee to Korean food in Kentucky, the cuisine is wide-ranging but this year's most lauded restaurants share one thing in common -- an enthusiastic response from critics and diners alike."
The Urbanspoon list of America's Most Popular New Restaurants spans 37 metros across 22 states, representing both inexpensive treats and high-end eateries. Florida topped the list, claiming half a dozen spots, from a taqueria to a modern American tavern, followed by Tennessee where pizza and burger joints reigned supreme. Missouri and Pennsylvania each earned four nods for flavors ranging from BBQ to Thai. Whether they were digging into the lavish foie gras at Chicago's Au Cheval or chowing down on a juicy Cuban sandwich at Pittsburgh's grab-and-go Bluebird Kitchen, Americans proved their taste buds and dining preferences are as diverse as ever.
The complete list is included below and is available online at:
FIVE - Birmingham
Saw's Soul Kitchen
Silvercoin Indian Grill
800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria
True Food Kitchen
Black Sheep Restaurant
Blue Collar Restaurant
The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions
I Love Tacos Taqueria & More
Black Dog Smoke & Ale House
Charim Korean Restaurant
Circle 7 Ranch
Remedy Food and Drink
Gonza Tacos y Tequila
Lot 2 Restaurant and Wine Bar
Main Street Noodle
NYPD - New York Pizza Department
Aldo's Pizza Pies
Double J Smokehouse
The Pharmacy Burger Parlor and Beer Garden
The Southern Steak & Oyster
Black Sheep Cafe
Salt Lake City
Oh Mai Vietnamese Sandwich Kitchen
757 Crave Breakfast & Lunch On The Water
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