5 Reasons We Love Acadia
When we were researching hot restaurants in Chicago, we had many to choose from. What caught our eye and imagination about Acadia was the way this chef has honed his skills since childhood, starting culinary school while most of us were waiting to get our drivers license!
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Fresh - Bridgehampton, NY. Incredibly healthy, inspired food, whether it’s organic, gluten-free, raw and/or vegan.

Kimball House - Decatur, GA. Offers classic yet sophisticated dishes. Check out the raw & absinthe bars.

Here are three hot spots that we feel are worthy of your attention! Roll up your sleeves and dig in!
QUI - Austin, TX
Qui offers a compelling example of Asian fusion meeting Austin small plates that has given it a stellar reputation. Chef Paul Qui of Top Chef keeps it local from the food to even the plates fired on a local kiln.
Zaza Pizza & Salad - Little Rock, AK
Like the best Italian cooks, Scott McGaha makes you feel like family when you walk through the door. And that love of family includes buying fresh, naturally raised ingredients from neighbors and community partners. Mangia!
Wise Acre Eatery - Minneapolis, MN
Connecting guests to the source of their food is important to these folks. They’re sowing the seeds, nurturing plants and tending the animals in the morning, then delivering the harvest to the restaurant's kitchen in the afternoon. That’s as local as it gets!
We know a good thing when we see it - potatoes! In fact, Americans eat about 125 pounds of potatoes a year, about half from fresh potatoes and half in processed foods. And, did you know that the average American eats an average of 25 pounds of rice per year?