The Best New Restaurants in America 2015 , according to Bon Appétit
Published August 2015; See the slide show
James Beard awards
These are the most prestigious awards in the North American Culinary scene. There are numerous categories.
The James Beard Foundation is dedicated to celebrating, preserving, and nurturing America’s culinary heritage and diversity in order to elevate the appreciation of our culinary excellence. A cookbook author and teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge about food, James Beard, who died in 1985, was a champion of American cuisine.
About the James Beard Foundation