Eater’s list of 21 Best New Restaurants in America includes one Austin gem

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Co-executive chefs Michael Fojtasek, left and Grae Nonas Olamaiea modern Southern food restaurant 1610 San Antonio St. (Ricardo B. Brazziell AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
Co-executive chefs  Michael Fojtasek, left and Grae Nonas Olamaiea modern Southern food restaurant 1610 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78701  (RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN- STATESMAN)

Co-executive chefs Michael Fojtasek, left and Grae Nonas Olamaiea modern Southern food restaurant 1610 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78701 (RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN- STATESMAN)

Eater’s tireless restaurant critic Bill Addison cris-crossed the nation in search of the best new restaurants in America. His gastronomical tour concluded with an excellent list of 21 Best New Restaurants in America. The list, released today, includes refined Southern restaurant Olamaie in Austin’s Judges Hill neighborhood. Among the dishes Addison loved at the restaurant from chefs Michael Fojtasek and Grae Nonas, the crudo served with coconut ash (it is stellar).

About the two-headed chef team, Addison writes: “Fojtasek and Nonas modernize Southern cooking with haute technique and artistic plating, yet they never lose touch with the essence.”

Read Addison’s complete list of the 21 Best New Restaurants in America here and start making travel plans.

For more on the two chefs, who earlier this year were named Best New Chefs by Food & Wine magazine, read my April interview with them here.


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