Today, Bon Appétit has named Little Serow one of its 10 top new restaurants in America with the release of its Hot 10 list. Restaurant critic Andrew Knowlton names the Thai hotspot from Johnny Monis and Anne Marler to spot #7 thanks to its set menu that he declares "may just be the best value in America." He also points out the enormous lines that form daily at Little Serow and describes the married co-owners as "the 'It' couple of DC restaurants. Then, of course, there's the food:
Arriving beneath an avalanche of mint, cilantro, and other herbs, dish after perfectly balanced dish—shrimp with fermented cabbage and ginger, hand-minced pork with sawtooth, and pork ribs marinated in Mekhong whiskey and dill—makes it easy to understand why Thai is America's current "It" cuisine among chefs.
While Top 50 nominees Fiola and Virtue Feed & Grain didn't make the top 10 list — which is stacked with "small, personal, and quirky restaurants" from San Francisco, Brooklyn and a few cities in the South — Virtue does get some love in Bon Appétit's newly released Washington, DC, travel guide. That guide also includes the likes of Birch & Barley, The Oval Room, Toki Underground, Brasserie Beck and the Passenger.
· America's Best New Restaurants [Bon App]
· Where You'll Find Us When We're in Washington, D.C. [Bon App]
· Bon Appétit Names Fiola, Little Serow, Virtue Feed & Grain to Best New Restaurants List [-EDC-]
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