The national magazine of Texas this morning weighed in on all of the great new additions to the state’s dining scene this morning. Longtime Texas Monthly restaurant critic Patricia Sharpe announced her 10 Best New Restaurants in the state and Austin’s Kemuri Tatsu-Ya came in at #2, behind Houston chef Hugo Ortega’s Oaxacan restaurant Xochi; and Pitchfork Prettyin East Austin landed at #7. I named those two restaurants (along with Bonhomie) as best new restaurant in Austin last year. Bonhomie also found a spot on Sharpe’s list, earning an honorable mention nod, along with Spanish restaurant  El Chipirón. Houston had the biggest 2017, nabbing four of the top 10 spots. For the complete list, visit

Ruby trout poached in olive oil with roasted tomatoes, fennel and breadcrumbs at Pitchfork Pretty 2708 E Cesar Chavez, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Stephen Spillman/FOR AMERICAN-STATESMAN)


2017 Austin360 Dining Guide:  Kemuri Tatsu-Ya (#9) | Pitchfork Pretty  (#11) | Bonhomie (#16)