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Mariani Unleashed

It leaked online a few weeks ago, but Esquire's Best New Restaurants are officially out. As a refresher, Palate Food + Wine was chosen as a Best New Restaurant, and for the "Most Unnecessary But Satisfying Manipulation of an Ingredient" award, Foxtail gets a shout-out. Bonus footage: In Mariani's email newsletter, he sums up lessons from writing for this year's issue."Number of Restaurants Visited: 115 ... Number of Really Rotten Meals: 10 ... Number of New Restaurants That Still Have Tablecloths: 12 ... Number of Hottie Hostesses I Want My Sons to Meet: 12." Nice. [Esquire; Virtual Gourmet via Eater NY]