Kunda Eats Announces the 2012 Edition of the Best New Restaurants in America

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Over 200 restaurants in 53 cities named to the inaugural list.

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We believe that a great dining experience, in which the food, service, and atmosphere combine to create a memorable moment, can be had just as easily at a small food truck in Buffalo as it can at a fancy, white-tablecloth restaurant in Manhattan.

Kunda Eats (http://www.kundaeats.com), a consumer website geared to global food and travel, has published the 2012 Edition of Kunda Eats Best New Restaurants in America. The book honors recently opened restaurants (late 2010 to 2011) throughout the United States. With 204 entries, representing 35 states and 53 cities, the list is the most comprehensive compilation of such information to be found anywhere.

The winning restaurants encompassed all types and manner of dining establishments, from high-end to cheap eats. “Using a unique methodology, our egalitarian approach does not discriminate based on size, cost, décor, location, or type of cuisine,” writes Co-Founder MV Kunda. “We believe that a great dining experience, in which the food, service, and atmosphere combine to create a memorable moment, can be had just as easily at a small food truck in Buffalo as it can at a fancy, white-tablecloth restaurant in Manhattan.”

The book is written in an easy to read format providing all relevant contact information, as well as simple, yet informative bullet points that provide excellent overviews for each restaurant. The book is available at Amazon for $14.95. Kindle users with Amazon Prime can download the book for free. Journalists can email kundaeats(at)gmail(dot)com to request a free electronic copy.

About Kunda Eats
The mission at Kunda Eats is to provide global travelers with the most comprehensive “one stop” resource for researching and finding the best dining experiences in major cities around the world. The site (http://www.kundaeats.com) features over 250 city meta-guides compiled from a variety of sources, including local media, food blogs, major publications, crowd sourced sites, and food critics. We invite diners to visit our website and vote for their 2013 Best New Restaurants in America.


Atlanta: Heirloom Market BBQ, Local Three Kitchen & Bar, One Eared Stag, Viande Rouge
Austin: Barley Swine, Congress, Uchiko.
Baltimore: Corner BYOB, Demi, Meet, Thames Street Oyster House.
Birmingham: Ollie Irene
Boston: 5 Corners Kitchen, Bondir, Island Creek Oyster Bar, Legal Harborside (Fl 2), Menton, Trade
Buffalo: Blue Monk, Lloyd’s Taco Truck
Burlington: Pistou
Charleston: Husk, The Macintosh, Two Boroughs Larder
Charlotte: Bistro La Bon, The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, Midwood Smokehouse
Charlottesville: Peter Chang’s China Grill
Chicago: Arami, Autre Monde Cafe, Bistronomic, Chicago Cut Steakhouse, Davanti Enoteca, Girl & The Goat, GT Fish & Oyster, Leopold, Maude’s Liquor Bar, Next, Owen & Engine, Ruxbin Kitchen, Vera
Cincinnati: Jean-Robert’s Table
Cleveland: Deagan’s Kitchen & Bar, Ginko
Dallas: Good 2 Go Taco, Il Cane Rosso, Lucia, Mesa Veracruz Coastal Cuisine, Shinjuku Station
Denver: Bittersweet, ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro, Linger, The Pullman, TAG | RAW BAR
Detroit: Mani Osteria & Bar, The Root Restaurant & Bar, Sterling’s Bistro
Fort Lauderdale: 3800 Ocean, Buccan, Rok:Brgr, Verdea Restaurant & Wine Bar
Hartford: Bricco Trattoria
Houston: Brasserie 19, El Gran Malo, Mala Sichuan, Pondicheri Café, Radical Eats, Tango & Malbec
Indianapolis: The Indigo Duck, Mesh on Mass
Kansas City: Beer Kitchen No. 1, The Rieger Hotel Grill & Exchange
Knoxville: Gosh Ethiopian Restaurant, Jacque’s Whistle Stop Cafe
Las Vegas: Comme Ça, Crab Corner, Jaleo
Los Angeles: Manhattan Beach Post, Mezze, Ombra Ristorante, Picca, Ray’s & Stark Bar, Red Medicine, The Royce at the Langham, Son of a Gun, Sotto
Louisville: Doc Crows Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar, Harvest
Madison: Tempest Oyster Bar
Memphis: Acre, The Elegant Farmer, Sweet Grass Next Door
Miami: 1500 Degrees, Makoto, Pubbelly, Yardbird, Zuma Japanese Restaurant
Milwaukee: Beta by Sabor, The Rumpus Room, Ryan Braun’s Graffito
Minneapolis: The Bachelor Farmer, Heidi’s, Pizzeria Lola, Sun Street Breads, Tilia, Travail Kitchen and Amusements
Nashville: The Catbird Seat, Kayne Prime, NY Pie
New Orleans: Cowbell, Dominique’s on Magazine, Rue 127, Sylvain, Three Muses
New York City: Ai Fiori, Boulud Sud, Brushstroke, Cannibal, Danji, Dutch, Empellon, Isa, La Mar Cebicheria Peruana, La Promenade des Anglais, M. Wells (closed), RedFarm, Red Rooster, Salinas, Shelsky’s Smoked Fish, St. Anselm, Tertulia,
Omaha: Dolce Cafe, The Grey Plume, Saigon Surface
Orlando: Hawkers Asian Street Fare, Tibby’s New Orleans Kitchen
Philadelphia: Barbuzzo, The Farm and Fisherman, Mica, Talula’s Garden, Tashan
Phoenix: Amaro Pizzeria and Vino Lounge, Citizen Public House, Sekong By Night, ShinBay, Tryst Café
Pittsburgh: Salt of the Earth, Spoon
Portland, Maine: Petite Jacqueline
Portland, Oregon: Little Bird, Natural Selection, St. Jack
Raleigh-Durham: Gregoria’s Kitchen and Cuban Steakhouse, MacchuPicchu, Mandolin, Vimala’s Curryblossom Café
Richmond: The Roosevelt, Stella’s
Sacramento: The Press Bistro, Sergio’s Steak & Seafood
Saint Louis: Bogart’s Smokehouse, Home Wine Kitchen, Riverbend Restaurant & Bar, Salt, The Tavern Kitchen & Bar
Salt Lake City: Dojo Asian Inspired Cuisine and Lounge, The Farm at Canyons Resort, Penny Ann’s Café, Sala Thai Kitchen
San Antonio: The Monterey, Restaurant Gwendolyn
San Diego: Davanti Enoteca, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, Empire House, Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen, Searsucker
San Francisco: AQ, Boxing Room, Locanda, Locavore, Nojo, Park Tavern, Txoko
Santa Fe: Raaga
Seattle: Altura, Book Bindery, Copperleaf Restaurant, Hitchcock, Revel, Skillet Street Food and Diner, The Walrus and the Carpenter, Where Ya At Matt
Tampa: Ciro’s Speakeasy and Supper Club
Tulsa: Brady Tavern, Juniper Restaurant & Martini Lounge, Main Street Tavern
Washington, DC: America Eats, Fiola, Graffiato, Little Serow, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, Rogue 24, Toki Underground, Virtue Feed & Grain

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