The competiton's heating up, and that can only mean one thing around here — the results of our annual readers' restaurant poll.
In the January issue, we tell you where our readers found the best of the best in the local dining scene. From best barbecue to best burgers, we've got the inside dish. Just to shake things up a bit, this year's Restaurant Guide also includes picks from what we've dubbed our "foodie panel," a mix of food writers, industry insiders, and chefs (with no restaurant affiliations, naturally), who shared their favorite spots as well.
Sure, local chefs and restaurateurs can create culinary masterpieces with their professional kitchens and support staff, but what can they do at home? We sent former Conde Nast staffer Geraldine Campbell to five local chef's homes to take a peek at what goes on away from the demanding palates of diners, and share a few tricks of the trade, including easy-to-replicate recipes for a few of their favorite dishes. Home cooking never tasted so good.
With more than 200 dining listings, great recipes, poll picks, and more, the Restaurant Guide is a virtual buffet of dining dish. Don't make another reservation until you check it out! On newsstands now.