Can’t get enough of Tom Colicchio on Top Chef? Me either. Good news, though! Tom will be hosting a new culinary competition show for Bravo. Best New Restaurant is slated to premiere January, 2015 and the series will take a fresh look at the food world from the perspective of the restaurant. The majority of the series will be shot on location at the restaurants themselves to highlight each establishment’s point of view.
So, how exactly is this new competition going to work?
Colicchio, along with a team of experts, pits 16 of the nation’s hottest new restaurants against each other in a series of challenges aimed at determining which provides the best top-to-bottom experience. The restaurants will not only be judged on the dishes that are served, but also everything from decor to hospitality to overall concept. Colicchio will travel across the nation in search of one restaurant that deserves to be crowned “Best New Restaurant” and win an editorial feature in Bon Appétit as well as a featured spot at America’s No. 1 global food festival, Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit 2015.
The 16 restaurants competing for the prize come from four culinary capitals across the country:
Barlata Tapas Bar – http://www.barlataaustin.com/
Porter Ale House and Gastropub – http://porteraustin.com/
Restaurant Jezebel – http://restaurantjezebel.com/
Swift’s Attic – http://swiftsattic.com/
Doma Beverly Hills – http://domabh.com/
Little Sparrow – http://www.littlesparrowcafe.com/
The Church Key – http://www.thechurchkeyla.com/
Union Restaurant- http://unionpasadena.com/
Buns & Buns – http://www.bunsandbuns.com/
Dolce Italian – http://dolceitalianrestaurant.com/
The Federal – http://www.thefederalmiami.com/
R House – http://www.rhousewynwood.com/
Tongue & Cheek – http://www.tandcmiami.com/
L’Apicio – http://lapicio.com/
Morgan’s Barbecue – http://morgansbrooklynbarbecue.com/
The Pines – http://thepinesbrooklyn.com/