Huge news: Frank Bruni, food critic from the New York Times, has named Fearing’s as one of his ten “Intriguing Restaurants Outside of New York” in today’s Dining and Wine section. Click here to read. He traveled across the country to find his top places, and they had to have opened between January 1, 2006, and December 31, 2007. He says:
All in all I visited 15 acclaimed, ambitious, promising or intriguing new restaurants from coast to coast, excluding New York City, in late January and early February.
I identified these restaurants through extensive reading and inquiries to food lovers around the country. The work of the chefs at many of the restaurants automatically draws interest. Other restaurants had simply generated considerable chatter.
Others on the list include Guy Savoy in Las Vegas and Cochon in New Orleans. (Fearings also beat out Thomas Keller’s new Ad Hoc). This week, he reviews Central Michel Richard in Washington, D.C., and Tilth in Seattle, with the others being discussed in the next three weeks. Go, Dean!