New York City
Sushi Zo: Greenwich Village is now home to an outpost of one of L.A.'s regarded sushi restaurants. Expect omakase service and top-notch fish from sushi master and restaurant owner Keizo Seki. Find Sushi Zo on DINE.
Look by Plant Love House: Benjaporn Chua and Preawpun Sutipayakul and their mother Manadsanan Sutipayakul's Thai cooking has drawn food writers and adventurous diners to Elmhurst this year at Plant Love House. The trio's latest outpost is serving bowls of soups and noodle dishes just down the street from the new El Atoradero. Find Look by Plant Love House on DINE.
Tatsunoya: The celebrated Japan-based ramen-ya has finally landed in Pasadena in what used to be a pizza shop. The noodle shop is best known for its 20-hour rich pork tonkotsu broth. Slurp's up. Find Tatsunoya on DINE.
Immm Rice & Beyond: The Thai street food trend continues. One of the Spoon Thai owners is bringing traditional cuisine from Northern Thailand uptown. Keep an eye on its Facebook page for rotating specials like sour curry with pork belly and stir-fried kabocha squash. Find Immm Rice & Beyond on DINE.
Roots Handmade Pizza: In local pizza news, hot spot Roots is taking its Quad City-style malt-crusted strips of heaven to Lincoln Square. There are more than 100 local craft beer options, plus classic cocktails for those who prefer a Sazerac with their BLT and taco pizzas. Find Roots Handmade Pizza on DINE.
5 Rabanitos Restaurante and Taqueria: Chef Alfonso Sotelo trained with Mexican food master Rick Bayless, and now he's bursting onto the scene with his own spot in Pilsen. It's cash only right now, so take your wallet and fill up on all the tacos, tamales and tortas you can handle. Find 5 Rabanitos on DINE.
Volta: The Perbacco team is up to something new at their new SoMa restaurant. Chef Staffan Terje is cooking the foods he grew up with, like Swedish meatballs with potato purée, lingonberries and pressed cucumber, alongside French classics, like duck magret with roasted turnips. Find Volta on DINE.
Marla Bakery: Outer Sunset favorite Marla is now selling its sweets, bagels and Wrecking Ball coffee from a counter in the Ferry Building's new heated arcade. Look out for a daily lunch pack with a sandwich, sides and a cookie. Find Marla Bakery on DINE.