Bon Appetit is the only food lifestyle publication on the market that offers 'life through the lens of food'. You will find articles on cooking in, dining out, culture, travel, entertainment, shopping and design. The magazine focuses on what’s current and stylish, while still giving readers valuable cooking tools and tips.
This past year, Bon Appetit’s restaurant and drinks editor, Andrew Knowlton, scoured the country to compile a list of 50 nominees for 2014’s “The Hot 10: America’s Best New Restaurants". It just so happens that four of the chosen restaurants are located in the Boston area. Knowlton uses three top criteria to judge the hot spots: “1. Food 2. Passion and 3. That certain inexplicable feeling that one gets when dining out. But really, it’s the whole experience". The Boston restaurants that satisfied this tough criteria and have been nominated are: Cambridge’s Alden & Harlow, Brookline’s Ribelle, Fort Point’s Row 34, and Somerville’s Sarma are among the group Knowlton will choose his final 10 favorites from.
Here's some info on each of these nominees.
Alden & Harlow - Cambridge
"Located at 40 Brattle Street, Alden & Harlow serves thoughtfully sourced, honest American food in a subterranean, modern and comfortable space. Inspired by the gathering of family and friends at his home kitchen table, Chef Michael Scelfo prepares bold and flavor forward food that honors tradition of place in its quality. It's how he connects with anyone who joins him at his table."
Ribelle - Brookline
"Creative cuisine. Professional service. Simple and Beautiful atmosphere."
Row 34 - Fort Point
"ROW 34 is a workingman’s oyster bar. We serve great oysters and pour unique beer in one of Boston’s best neighborhoods."
Sarma - Somerville
"Sarma is a restaurant & bar where food, drink and music come together in a vibrant celebration of the good things in life. Modeled after the traditional meyhanes of Turkey, the menu is a large selection of small, seasonal plates ( meze )that are designed to be shared. The flavors represent the Mediterranean and encourage food-friendly cocktails, craft beers or a glass of wine from a small but carefully selected list."
The Hot 10 list will be revealed August 19th; so until then get out there and devour all the food and beverage details these awesome restaurants have to offer!