Two restaurants in the Valley have made it onto OpenTable’s list for the “100 Hottest Restaurants in America for 2016.”
Culinary Dropout at The Yard in Tempe and SumoMaya Mexican-Asian Kitchen in Scottsdale both made the cut.
This is the first time Culinary Dropout, part of Fox Restaurant Concepts, made the list.
Arizona joined Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, and Utah as a state with two restaurants listed. Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Nevada each had three.
“The honorees on this list have each crafted a delicious recipe for a thrilling meal,” said Caroline Potter, OpenTable chief dining officer. “From inventive fare with an international flair and enticing cocktail programs to energetic atmospheres and sexy surroundings, these restaurants have all the elements for a fresh, fun dining experience.”
OpenTable’s methodology was based on “more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 20,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.”
Osio Culinary Group, which runs SumoMaya, recently sold their concept Central Bistro so that they could focus on national expansion of SumoMaya.