Bon Appetit announced its 50 best new restaurants in America, and three New Orleans eateries made the cut. Besh Restaurant Group's bakery and cafe Willa Jean (611 O'Keefe Ave., 504-509-7334; www.willajean.com) the Ace Hotel's new Italian stunner Josephine Estelle (600 Carondelet St., 504-930-3070; www.josephineestelle.com) and 9th Ward French bar and bistro N7 (1117 Montegut St.) are on the 2016 list, a collection of the country's most buzzed about restaurants compiled by magazine staffers Andrew Knowlton and Julia Kramer. A list of the top 10 will be announced Aug. 16.
Lafayette's Pop's Po-boys was the only other Louisiana restaurant to make the list. In recent years Shaya and Michael Gulotta's MoPho made the best 50 list, though neither made it to the Hot 10.