PROVIDENCE – Two Rhode Island eateries were named among Bon Appetit’s Top 50 Nominees for America’s Best New Restaurants 2019.
Aleppo Sweets is a Syrian bakery specializing in baklava headed by baker Youssef Akhtarini. Bon Appetit reference’s the restaurant’s baklavas as “best-in-class.”
Big King is the restaurant by chef James Mark (the local acclaimed chef is known for his restaurant north) in north’s former location at 3 Luongo Square in Providence. North has since relocated to space in the Dean Hotel.
The other two nominees from New England were Boston-area restaurants DakZen and Tawakal Halal Café.
The 50 nominees will be considered for the magazine’s “Hot 10” designation later in September.
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