Two Restaurants Score Big This Week
|Chef Brian Luscher, one of the big winners.|
Nana was just inducted into the Nation's Restaurant News 2009 Fine Dining Hall of Fame. Established in 1980, the award recognizes excellence in food, service and ambiance. Winners are personally selected by the editors of this longstanding industry publication. Keeping company with the likes of Blue Ginger in Boston, Herbsaint in New Orleans and Michael Mina in Las Vegas, Nana was the only honoree from Big D this year.
In other news, chef/owner Brian Luscher has been going "bonkers" since The Grape's Classic Cheeseburger was pronounced #1 on Texas Monthly's list of the Best Burgers in Texas.
"I put the burger on The Grape brunch menu about a year ago because I wanted to have an awesome cheeseburger, the way I like it, on my day off," Luscher explains. Little did he know that the one-day-only special would soon be deemed the best of its kind based on a "complex proprietary algorithm" taking into account everything from patty to bun to restaurant atmosphere.
His thoughts on the award? "Holy you-know-what! I'm astounded, dumbfounded, a little embarrassed, honored, and proud."
|The dining room at Nana|