Because the production from chef Evan Funke’s glass-enclosed pasta room lured everyone from Eastsiders to New Yorkers alike. He is the pasta maestro, plus the sfincione will leave you speechless. If you see an opening, take it.
2018’s restaurant lineup brought tons of action to the table. Industry veteran David Chang landed in DTLA, Bestia’s sister restaurant had the city double-dipping in hummus, and Ludo Lefebvre’s Petit Trois II has that je ne sais quoi. As we look back on the greatest hits of the year, let’s also get excited about the meals to come.