Florida Trend's 2009 Dining Guide
|Christine's runs away with a Spoon|
is out, with a new editor in chief: Chris Sherman has replaced Robert
Toff as the dispenser of Golden Spoons. This year's guide cites plenty
of South Florida gems among the 20 Best New Restaurants. In Fort
and Four Rivers (which has just closed, sadly); in Boca Raton, Morimoto (see John Linn's impressions here
); in Miami
, Fratelli Lyon, Brosia, Pacific Time, La Marea, and Sardinia; and in West Palm, Forte di Asprinio
. There isn't a cluck in the bunch. Congrats to all for kudos well earned.
Among the old faithfuls to win the spoon this year: Arturo's, Johnny V, Cafe Boulud, and Sunfish Grill in Broward Palm Beach
; and Michy's, Cacao, Ortanique, Pascal's, North One Ten, Timo, Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove, and OLA in Miami.
And many of our long-standing favorites entered the Golden Spoon Hall of Fame. List maniacs can see the rest at floridatrend.com.