The Daily Meal's 101 Best Restaurants 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. Thirty panelists completed the survey based on our master list, however, some preferred to remain anonymous. Here are the illustrious members of our expert panel.
Kelly Alexander, Freelance writer
Brett Anderson, Restaurant Critic, The Times-Picayune
Tim Carman, Staff Writer, The Washington Post
Carolynn Carreño, Freelance writer
Leslie Cole, FOODday Staff Writer, The Oregonian
Camas Davis, Freelance writer
Dave Eckert, Host, Culinary Travels with Dave Eckert (PBS)
John T. Edge, Author and Freelance writer
J.J. Goode, Contributing Editor, Details Magazine
Ronald Holden, Contributor, Seattlest
Kat Kinsman, Managing Editor, Eatocracy
Phil Lempert, Editor and CEO, Supermarket Guru
Jordan Levy, Food Insider
Nycci Nellis, Co-Anchor, Foodie & The Beast (WFED-AM)
Penny Pollack, Dining Editor, Chicago Magazine
Bruce Schoenfeld, Freelance writer
Pat Sharpe, Executive Editor, Texas Monthly
Ryan Sutton, Food Critic, Bloomberg News
Hadley Tomicki, Editor, Grub Street Los Angeles
Patricia Unterman, Contributor San Francisco Examiner
S. Irene Virbila, Restaurant Critic, Los Angeles Times
Tanya Wenman Steel, Editor-in-Chief, Epicurious
Laurie Werner, Contributing Editor, ForbesLife
Melanie West, General Assignment Reporter, Wall Street Journal
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