Best New Restaurant: 101 Beer Kitchen

From the March 28, 2013 edition

High-falutin’ craft brews find their match with the wallet-friendly, suds-compatible comfort grub fashioned with higher-grade ingredients and stylish chef touches in this new, casual, spacious and tastefully appointed, always busy Dublin enclave.

It’s the kind of sporty place where terrific, scratch-made soft pretzels and crunchy, homemade tater tots help diners forget about all the crappy versions they’ve munched on in the past.

Hell, even cliches like wedge salads and hamburgers have the power to wow in the hands of chef Thad Kittrell.

For a real game-changing treat, target 101’s spicy, piquant and ole!-eliciting Mexican-ish Green Chile.

Best New Restaurant runners-up: Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza, Grass Skirt Tiki Room

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