A recent article in the Chronicle and ensuing conversations with colleagues has called out this apparent phenomenon. It seems the "new & hot" openings of old are slowing down around here.
If you had a friend in the restaurant business coming in from out-of-town who wanted to know the best new restaurants in SF these days, what would you tell him/her?
Now, I know that "newest" hardly ever equates to "best", but I'm speaking of those buzz-generating places that food tourists and travel writers flock to.
Ame & Frisson are already past that point timing-wise. What, in your opinions are the Ame's, Michael Mina's, and Frisson's of today?