By WDSD New Staff
Searsucker remains hot hot hot. Time Magazine just named celebrity chef Brian Malarkey's Gaslamp restaurant number two on the list of "Ten Hottest Restaurants" nationally. Malarkey and company are on a sizzling streak -- just a few weeks ago WDSD reported that Searsucker also ranked number two on the Open Tables top ten hot list just under Beauty & Essex in New York City. Searsucker also ranked just under Beauty and Essex in New York in the Time Magazine list.
Here's the Time Magazine Online item:
New restaurants are a dime a dozen.
But those that do it right can attract a major exodus through their doors – some within just months of firing up the oven. Slashfood was tired of the same perennial favorites appearing on lists of the nation's best eateries. Sure, the old favorites die hard, but what about the new guys in town? Surely they must be doing something right. So the food blog narrowed the criteria to recently-opened joints to find what new restaurants we're buzzing about – meaning we should probably grab a reservation while we still can!
1. Beauty and Essex, New York City
The top seed goes to Beauty & Essex on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Opened in December 2010, the restaurant's vintage, old-school décor only adds to its glam. Diners enter into a pawn shop with spectacles of eras past before continuing up a chandelier-shrouded staircase for their meal.
2. Searsucker, San Diego
Located in the legendary Gaslamp Quarter, Searsucker comes with some serious starpower – in the kitchen is Top Chef finalist Brian Malarkey. He opened Searsucker's doors in July 2010 to highlight SoCal's ocean-loving cuisine – hence the “Sea” in the name. The eatery's dishes appear to be a mélange of fun and flavor: he dresses his pork butt with a “bacon emulsion” and halibut is topped with a “bacon-corn broth.”
Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/04/10/grab-a-reservation-now-a-taste-of-the-10-hottest-new-restaurants/#ixzz1Kw6jD7wQ