Podcast Episode 79: The 101 Best Restaurants in America
Every year, the food website The Daily Meal publishes a list of the 101 Best Restaurants in America. We spoke to Executive Editor Arthur Bovino about this year's list.
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In this episode of the Find Dining Podcast, Arthur Bovino, Executive Editor of The Daily Meal, joins us to talk to us about all things food and drink. We discuss crowd-sourced restaurant reviews, the process for ranking restaurants, and the five best places to eat in America.
- The Daily Meal started as Always Hungry in New York, which was created by Jeff Zalaznic of Carbone, Toressi and Parm
- Arthur worked as a fact checker for the dining page at the New York Times while in culinary school.
- After culinary school, Arthur worked at Pearl Oyster Bar, then helped launch Ed's Lobster Bar.
- One of Arthur's favorite places to eat is White House Sub in Atlantic City
- The Daily Meal publishes an annual list of the Top 101 Restaurants in America
The Daily Meal's Top 5 Restaurants of 2014 (see the entire list):
- Chez Panisse in Berkeley, CA
- Per Se in New York City, NY
- French Laundry in Yountville, CA
- Eleven Madison Park in New York City, NY
- Le Bernardin in New York City, NY
Food for Thought:
- Q: Where and when was the potato chip invented?
- A: George Crum of Saratoga Springs, NY is credited for inventing one of America's favorite snacks in 1853.
Out of the Frying Pan Picks:
- Best meal from the last year: Sushi from Kura
- Biggest Debate when Making the Top 101 list: There are lots of opportunities for heated debates.
- What Does the The Daily Meal look for in a Food Writer: hunger for the food business
Photo by Jane Bruce