The 50 places in the United States that we're most excited about right now.
For the third annual New York Times Restaurant List, we sent a dozen reporters, editors and critics to hundreds of places across the United States — from Rattlesnake Point in Florida to the Arts District in Los Angeles — to find our favorites.
Sam Gelman grew up eating lunch at Pearson’s Drug Store, just down the block from Mercy Hospital, where his grandfather worked as an orthopedic surgeon. Today, Mr. Gelman and his wife, Riene, operate the Webster, a restaurant named after that grandfather, in that drugstore’s former space. Mr. Gelman’s food channels his experiences working as a top lieutenant in the chef David Chang’s restaurant group, which took him from New York to Toronto to Los Angeles. With its window-lined dining room and vibrant, Asian-accented, often locally sourced dishes, the Webster treats Mr. Gelman’s hometown as an asset, and serves as a compelling enticement to visit this cosmopolitan corner of the Midwest.
- Brett Anderson