Shaya Named One of Food & Wine’s ‘Restaurants of the Year’

Restaurant Shaya has added to its impressive award haul with Wednesday’s announcement of inclusion in Food & Wine’s “Restaurants of the Year” for 2016. That honor comes on the heels of Shaya being named Best New Restaurant in the country at the James Beard Awards May 2.

Among other words praising the award-winning Shaya (and co-owner Alon Shaya), the website/publication wrote, “Shaya might be the country’s best-smelling restaurant … The pita that he constantly pulls from the oven is ultra-tender and pillowy.”

Shaya. (Photo courtesy Shaya)
Shaya. (Photo courtesy Shaya)

The complete list included:

Shaya in New Orleans
Brewer’s Table at Surly Brewing in Minneapolis
Cala in San Francisco
The Dabney in Washington, D.C.
Death & Taxes in Raleigh, N.C.
High Street on Hudson in New York City
Launderette in Austin
Locol in Los Angeles
Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio in Chicago
Townsman in Boston

For Shaya’s social media reaction to the big news, read on below.

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