Congratulations: 2014 Food + Wine Best New Chefs

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This is not your Bubby’s brisket. It is, however, Ari Taymor”s.

Today, Food + Wine announced their picks for  Best New Chefs of 2014. The honorees are:

* Ari Taymor, Alma, Los Angeles, California

* Joe Ogrodnek and Walker Stern, Dover, Brooklyn, New York

* Eli Kulp, Fork, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

* Matt McAllister, FT33, Dallas, Texas

* Dave Beran, Next, Chicago, Illinois

* Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton, Ox, Portland, Oregon

* Justin Yu, Oxheart, Houston, Texas

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San Francisco 2013 Michelin Starred Restaurants Named: Reserve Now!

Chef Christopher Kostow of The Restaurant at Meadowood and Chef Daniel Patterson of Coi have both earned 2013 Michelin stars.

OpenTable is pleased to highlight the honorees in the MICHELIN Guide San Francisco 2013. Forty-two restaurants are included, with two San Francisco restaurants receiving the Michelin three-star level, the highest recognition in the culinary world, with another six achieving two Michelin stars, including Atelier-Crenn, which moved from one star to two. Thirty-four restaurants earned one Michelin star, with three new additions.

Being included in the respected MICHELIN Guide is a sign of excellence and quality. In the U.S., San Francisco is one of only three cities where Michelin publishes an annual guide. The others are New York and Chicago. The MICHELIN Guide New York 2013 was published October 3rd, and the MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2013 will be announced on November 13, 2012. Honorees include:

Three Stars: The French Laundry and The Restaurant at Meadowood.

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New Chef Reigns Supreme at SPQR

SPQR-Welcomes-New-ChefFans of SPQR need not worry that the Bay Area’s answer to the Roman Empire, food-wise, is in decline. Newly hired chef Matthew Accarrino is already pleasing critics palates with spuntini, rustic pastas, and more, most recently Patricia Unterman of The San Francisco Examiner.

SPQR only accepts reservations via OpenTable, and with just 49 seats, would-be diners at this Pacific Heights revamp should book early.