The Daily Meal's 101 Best Restaurants in America for 2012 Panel
The industry experts who helped to craft our list
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When it came time to begin the vast and complex task of identifying the country's best restaurants, we decided to field our distinguished peers for their opinions. Twenty-four panelists completed the survey based on our master list, however, some preferred to remain anonymous. Here are the illustrious members of our expert panel.
Patricia Sharpe, Food Editor, Texas Monthly
Dorothy Cann Hamilton, Founder & CEO, The International Culinary Center of New York
William Sertl, Executive Editor, BlackboardEats.com
Tim Carman, Food Writer, The Washington Post
Providence Cicero, Restaurant Critic, The Seattle Times
Karen Brooks, Food Columnist, Portland Monthly
Ronald Holden, Author of Northwest Wine Country, Wine Writer, Food Critic, and Travel Consultant
Penny Pollack, Dining Editor, Chicago Magazine
Narsai M. David, Food and Wine Editor, KCBS San Francisco
Dave Eckert, Producer & Host, Culinary Travels with Dave Eckert (PBS)
Robb Walsh, Three-time James Beard Award Winner, Author of Texas Eats
Jamie Shanker, Midtown Lunch Philadelphia
Dorothy Kalins, Director, Dorothy Kalins Ink
Anne Zimmerman, San Francisco Editor, BlackBoardEats.com; Author of An Extravagant Hunger: The Passionate Years of M.F.K. Fisher
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