NEW YORK, July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Opinionated About Dining (OAD), the leading source of global restaurant rankings for devout diners, releases its 2nd annual FRESH list celebrating the best restaurants featuring F – Farm-to-Table cuisine; R – Regional American Cuisine; E – Ethnic Cuisine; S – Sustainable Ingredients; served with American-style H – Hospitality. This year, Sean Brock's Husk in Charleston, SC; Gabe Rucker's Le Pigeon in Portland, OR; Chris Sheperd's Underbelly in Houston, TX; Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc in Yountville, CA; and Brendan Sodikoff's Au Cheval in Chicago, IL maintain their reign on top restaurant by region. Newcomers to the top regional restaurants include Taco Maria in Costa Mesa, CA; Rose's Luxury in Washington, D.C.; Momofuku Ssam Bar in New York, NY; Bondir in Cambridge, MA; FarmHaus in St. Louis, MO; and Peche Seafood Grill in New Orleans, LA.
In total, the FRESH list features 100 American restaurants covering 11 regions in the country, each with a restaurant that best exemplifies the FRESH ethos. To view the full list, click here.
"People always ask me for recommendations for casual restaurants that focus on regional cooking that they can visit during their summer vacations," said OAD's founder, Steve Plotnicki. "The Fresh List gives them all of the information they need in one place. It allows diners to plan their trips and dining destinations in various regions across the country without having to consult multiple local newspapers and media sources."
About Opinionated About Dining
OAD is the premier restaurant rating system compiled by an expert membership of highly literate connoisseurs of the culinary arts who travel the world to experience the art of food. By relying on statistical accuracy, transparency, discerning palates and weighted votes of members, the Opinionated About Dining survey provides a more distinctive approach to rating restaurants.
About Steve Plotnicki
Steve Plotnicki is the author of OAD blog and Opinionated About U.S. Restaurants 2011. In 2003, he launched a discussion forum, which morphed into his "Opinionated About Dining" blog, a project that established him as one of the most prolific early food bloggers. Since then, Plotnicki has developed and refined a formal survey for readers and fellow diners.
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