Introducing: The Hot List


Our editors have selected ten of the hottest restaurants — the ones everybody’s talking about — and brought them all together in one spot.

These are not the special occasion stalwarts people know and love; they’re the scruffy newcomers, trying to make a name for themselves. From the trendy noodle bar to the farm-to-table seafood restaurant, from the wood-fired pizza joint to, well, the other wood-fired pizza joint, these are the places you want to eat at now.

Click here to see The Hot List.

Things will change, of course. And we’ll change the Small Bites Hot List along with them. As new places open — Fortina in Armonk and David DiBari in Dobbs Ferry, we’re looking at you. Check back often for updates!


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.


  1. Joseph Boan on

    We have in New Rochelle many good restaurants, and many new restaurants. Alvin and Friends is not the only restaurant in New Rochelle.

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