For a lot of people, spring is a time to look ahead. For me, it's an opportunity to revisit restaurants that I’ve previously taste-tested and rate them anew.
In light of the scores of fresh faces competing for your dining dollars, it only seems fair to check back with some veterans. What about that steakhouse that’s been grilling since the 1970s, the pizza joint that originally whetted an appetite for Neapolitan pies, and the Southern institution with a new chef? They deserve some attention, too, if only to steer you to a standard-bearer — or direct you away from a disappointment.
I’m also sharing something new this year: a list of my top 10 favorite newcomers, each of which adds something special to the area. Join me for a feast.