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8 summer-stunner new restaurants we’re dying to try

As the pandemic wears on, we find bright spots in new ventures from top chefs and restaurateurs around the country

Amid pandemic concerns, restaurant closings and overall devastation, there are still are bright spots to be found. New restaurants continue to open, signaling industry resilience — like “The Little Engine that Could.”

We found a wellness-focused restaurant in Scottsdale, Ariz., Stratta Kitchen, from acclaimed chef Alex Stratta, who fought his own battles with health and recovery through food choices.

In Chicago, where Black Bull once occupied a space in Wicker Park, a new restaurant from the same group is taking its place: Mama Delia, sherry bar and ultramarino (market) with an updated way to experience the present-day cuisine of Spain beyond tapas and molecular gastronomy.

There’s a new place in Beverly Hills, Mirame, that offers the feeling of walking into an airy garden courtyard in Mexico City.

Kosher dining is getting a new approach of “new Yiddish,” pan-fusion, Italian and Polish cuisine in Las Vegas, with the opening of Burnt Offerings.

And in Long Beach, Calif., Wood & Salt Tavern, German Gastro Management’s first step away from the schnitzel in their previous concepts and into California-cool fresh flavor.

Check out all these and more.

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