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Raymond Sokolov’s Bests

Submitted by on December 29, 2009 – 2:37 pmOne Comment

June RestaurantEach year, Raymond Sokolov (who writes “Eating Out” for The Wall Street Journal) comes up with “sweetest spots” in food. Here are his choices for the year just ending:

Best New Restaurant

East: A Voce Columbus, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, New York; 212:823-2523
West: Commis, 3859 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, California; 510:653-3902.
Heartland: June, 4450 North Prospect Road, Peoria Heights, Illinois; 309:682-5863.

Best New Dish

Featuring crabmeat and sea urchin at Joël Robuchon in the MGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada; 702:891-7925.

Best Exotic New Ingredient
Pagliolaia (“the dewlap or flap that hangs down from the jowls of the steer”) at Spiaggia, 980 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois; 312:280-2750.

Most Important Public Food Acts
Dinners at the White House including Latino foods and Indian fusion cuisine.

Worst Luck for a Top Chef
Anita Lo’s Greenwich Village restaurant closed, and her next spot was destroyed by fire.

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