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Friends of Eater Name Top Newcomers of 2012

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As is the tradition at Eater, our closeout of the year is a survey of friends, industry types, bloggers, and readers. We've already covered best standbys. Now it's time for best newcomers.

Q.What are the top restaurant newcomers of 2012?

Elizabeth Orrick, food writer, The Silver Dollar, fantastic cocktails and brunch! Meat: wicked good mixology.

Steve Hacker, writer and brand consultant, Feast, Rye, Guaca-mole

Melissa Duley, associate editor, Louisville Magazine: Relish, Decca, La Coop

Antonia Lindauer, freelance food writer, That Vampin' Lady: St. Charles Exchange, Decca

Kevin Harned, chief meteorologist, WAVE 3 and co-host, Secrets of Louisville Chefs Live: St. Charles Exchange, Taco Punk, Decca

Josh Moss, managing editor, Louisville Magazine: I once ate three orders of Guaca Mole's guacamole in one sitting.

Zach Everson, editor, Eater Louisville: Decca, Rye, Proof on Main's Levon Wallace era


700 Central Avenue Northeast, , MN 55414 (612) 223-8983 Visit Website

Rye On Market

900 E Market Street, Louisville, KY 40202 502-749-6200 Visit Website

Proof On Main

702 West Main Street, , KY 40202 (502) 217-6360 Visit Website

Taco Punk

736 E. Market Street, Louisville, KY 40202 502-552-5478 Visit Website


812 E Market Street, Louisville, KY 40206 502-749-8128

The Silver Dollar

1761 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206 502-259-9540 Visit Website

Feast BBQ

116 W Main Street, New Albany, IN 47150 812-920-0454


1076 E. Washington Street, Louisville, KY 40206 502-354-3212

St. Charles Exchange

113 S 7th Street, Louisville, KY 40202 502 618 1917 Visit Website

Guaca Mole

9921 Ormsby Station Road, Louisville, KY 40223 502-365-4822