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by Sophie Gayot


Every year we pick the best of the best when it comes to restaurants, and compile them in our Annual Restaurant Issue.


The categories include the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Top 10 New Restaurants in the U.S., Top 10 Steakhouses in the U.S., and Top 40 Cheap Eats in the U.S. But there’s only one category where we pick a single winner, and that’s for the Best Restaurateur of the Year in the U.S.


For 2011, we have chosen chef Michael Mina. Read Mina’s profile to find out why we selected him, and watch my exclusive video interview with him shot during my recent visit to his new flagship restaurant Michael Mina in San Francisco.


And for those of you who haven’t read the Annual Restaurant Issue yet, there are even more awards: Top 5 Rising Chefs in the U.S., Top 10 Insider Picks in the U.S., Top 10 Hotel Restaurants in the U.S., and the Culinary Trends for 2011. Dig in!


You can click on each photo to enlarge to see dishes from Michael Mina’s San Francisco restaurant menu.
All photos by Sophie Gayot.

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