SARASOTA - Nation's Restaurant News has selected the 2009 inductees for its prestigious Fine Dining Hall of Fame. Among them is a well known Sarasota restaurant: Michael's On East. Sarasota is already known for having one of the best beaches in the nation. Now the city has a nationally-ranked restaurant as well.
This award is said to be like an Oscar of the restaurant industry. The magazine has placed more than 220 restaurants in the Fine Dining Hall of Fame, which was started in 1980.
This year's restaurant honorees include:
- Barolo Grill in Denver
- Blue Ginger in Boston
- Bouley in New York City
- Herbsaint in New Orleans
- Naha in Chicago
- Nana Restaurant in Dallas
- Michael Mina in Las Vegas
- Michael's on East in Sarasota, Fla.
- New Rivers in Providence, R.I.
- Slanted Door in San Francisco
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