The two halves of an Ossabaw Island hog are splayed across the wooden kitchen counter of Arlington, Virginia’s Green Pig Bistro.
The first dish that appears is a single spring pea gnocchi dumpling perched in a Japanese soup spoon with a little cloud of horseradish foam.
From the North to the South and from sea to shining sea, we scoured the country for the hottest new independent restaurants.
1. Give chefs autonomy
To Groupon or not Groupon, that is the question many restaurateurs are asking themselves these days.
There’s a sizzle in the air these days. Steakhouses are stealing the spotlight with fired-up earnings reports, expansions and hot new menu items that are stoking consumer appetites.