by Bon Appétit, Bon Appétit
Our own Andrew Knowlton -- a.k.a. The Foodist -- has been very busy lately. And no, we're not talking about his jaunt to Norway. We're talking about BA's annual Best New Restaurants issue, in which Knowlton chooses his Hot 10 new spots of 2012. This year, we're switching it up a bit, sharing Knowlton's list of 50 Best New Restaurant nominees. The Hot 10 -- including Knowlton's pick for America's Best New Restaurant -- will be revealed August 14th. Until then, chew on these.
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