Tuesday, February 12, 2013
No Dallas restaurants make Bon Appetit‘s “20 most important” list
Can't say we're surprised, though it's great to see two Austin restaurants in there.
In next month’s Bon Appétit magazine, Andrew Knowlton designates the 20 most important restaurants in America. Two Texas restaurants made the list. Neither is in Dallas, but hey, we’re still Lone Star State proud.
Austin’s Uchi/Uchiko came in at No. 10, while another Austin restaurant, Franklin Barbecue, was No. 17. Knowlton hails the “sheer creativity” of Tyson Cole, chef/owner of Uchi and Uchiko. Our restaurant critic Leslie Brenner wrote about Uchiko in a 2010 story about Austin restaurants. And she reported last fall that Cole was looking into opening a restaurant in Dallas.
As for Franklin Barbecue, Knowlton doesn’t weigh in with his opinion on the place, but points out that it sells out before noon every day. Freelancer Michael Brick wrote a story for The Dallas Morning News in 2011 about the Franklin’s phenomenon, and the restaurant was on the BBQ Posse’s list of Texas favorites last year.