Andrew Talks to Chefs

Episode 139: Jeff Gordinier (Esquire Magazine)

Episode Summary

Esquire magazine's Jeff Gordinier discusses this year's Best New Restaurant List.

Episode Notes

It was no small feat for Esquire magazine to identify a class of 2020 for its Best New Restaurant List in the midst of a global pandemic. But Jeff Gordinier, in collaboration with his colleague Kevin Sintumuang, managed to pull it off in style with a celebration of what's new in American restaurants that launches today. Jeff sat down with Andrew to discuss why Esquire decided to produce a list this year, how he and Kevin pulled it off, and what they were seeking in restaurants and chefs to trumpet in this unusual time.

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