Kate Krader (@kkrader on Twitter) is Food & Wine's restaurant editor. When she tells us where to find our culinary heart's desire, we listen up.
When the conversation turns to cocktails, as it often does at Food & Wine, there’s one person we listen to loud and clear: Jim Meehan. He’s been called many things, including: Bartender of the Year; the bar manager at Manhattan’s outstanding PDT (a.k.a. the place that you walk through a phone booth, Bond-style, to enter); and Deputy Editor of Food & Wine's book series on cocktails. Because this is one of the best times in memory to be drinking great cocktails, we asked Meehan to pick his 10 favorite new spots in the U.S. He obliged:
Canon (Seattle, Washington)
The Barrelhouse Flat (Chicago, Illinois)
Pour Vous (Los Angeles, California)
The Hawthorne (Boston, Massachusetts)
Williams & Graham (Denver, Colorado)
Woodsman Tavern (Portland, Oregon)
Bellocq (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Scott & Co. (Tucson, Arizona)
Midnight Cowboy (Austin, Texas)
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