Bon Appétit Restaurant Editor Andrew Knowlton has named the Top 50 Best New Restaurants in the country, acknowledging Linger (#21) and Pinche Taqueria (#28) in Denver, and Pizzeria Locale (#29) in Boulder. Knowlton will edit the list down to 10 elite restaurants on August 14th, and he'll crown the country's best new restaurant. Here's what Knowlton and BA love about each concept:
Linger: "Formerly a mortuary, the space features bar tables that were allegedly built from old casket-rollers."
Pinche Taqueria: "The extensive list of tequilas features dozens of choices, from blancos to three-year-aged añejos."
Pizzeria Locale: "A dough-proofing box ensures that the temperature and humidity match those in Naples. The 1,000-degree, hand-built brick oven is pretty cool, too."
Pinche Taqueria [Photo: Adam Larkey]