Congrats to the Esquire Best New Restaurant Winners

Big congrats to the local restaurants included in the ~ESQUIRE BEST NEW RESTAURANTS OF 2010~: Frances, and Gather in Berkeley (and extra-big kudos to chef of the year Sean Baker of Gather, who is also now a partner in the restaurant). And I was happy to see Nick Balla of Nombe get the nod for one of the four “chefs to watch.” (The story was broken by Eater National.)