Esquire's Best New Restaurants and More News

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Arthur Bovino

The Daily Meal brings you the biggest news in the food world.

A little slice of Wendy's history for fast-food lovers. [Slate]

Esquire names the nation's best new restaurants, with the Restaurant of the Year going to The Optimist in Atlanta. [Esquire]

Chefs and Personalities
Sam Sifton documents his New York diet, which includes making a hot breakfast every day for the family and having a bedtime bourbon. [Grub Street]

A San Francisco start-up proudly announced that the company has raised $0 in venture capital funding, but will generate more than $150 million in sales by the end of the year. Props all around. [WSJ]

An ad against Prop 37 in California, which would require all genetically engineered food to be labeled, was pulled after the ad used Stanford's name, which is against the university's policy. [LA Times]

Kitchen Design
Check out Ina Garten's new, fancy, gorgeous, envy-inducing kitchen. Enough adjectives for you? [NY Times]

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Food prices rose 1.4 percent in September, when compared to August, and while short-term food prices won't spike too much, the long term doesn't look promising. [NY Times]