Good Food Media Network Publishes Inaugural Good Food 100 Restaurants List

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

Good Food Media Network Publishes Inaugural

Good Food 100 Restaurants List

-Rating System Celebrates Impact of Chefs and Restaurants

on Sustainable Food Systems-

 

DENVER (June 14, 2017) – Good food is more than just taste. Beginning today, it is about the important influence and role restaurants have in supporting sustainable food systems with the release of the first annual Good Food 100 Restaurants List from the Good Food Media Network.

 

“Consumers are making a concerted effort to be aware of where their food is coming from. Now diners can select where they want to eat not solely based on a critic’s pick, Yelp review or best-of lists, but by which restaurants are actively contributing to the betterment of our food system through sustainable purchasing practices. The Good Food 100 is not only a compilation of these restaurants, it’s a celebration of them,” said Sara Brito, co-founder and president, Good Food Media Network. “Congratulations to all of this year’s participants. We look forward to expanding this list even more and honoring the many wonderful restaurants and food service businesses that are positively impacting every link in the food chain.”

 

The list is based on self-reported annual food purchasing data, independently verified by NSF Responsible Sourcing. Restaurants are rated with two to six links—symbolizing links in the food chain—based on the percent of total food costs spent to support state, regional and national ‘good food’ producers and purveyors. A corresponding economic assessment conducted by the Business Research Division, Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder measuring the dollar impact locally, regionally and nationally by these restaurants will be available this summer.

 

Good Food 100 2017 Restaurants List

(restaurants listed alphabetically)

Rating

Restaurant

State

Category

4 Links

626 On Rood

Colorado

Fine Dining

6 Links

AOC Wine Bar

California

Fine Dining

2 Links

Appaloosa Grill

Colorado

Casual Dining

6 Links

Bar Melusine

Washington

Fine Dining

6 Links

Basta

Colorado

Casual Dining

6 Links

Beast + Bottle

Colorado

Fine Dining

3 Links

Bistro Vendome

Colorado

Casual Dining

3 Links

Block & Larder

Colorado

Fine Dining

5 Links

Border Grill

Nevada

Casual Dining

6 Links

Border Grill Downtown

California

Casual Dining

6 Links

Border Grill Forum Shops

Nevada

Casual Dining

6 Links

Boulder Valley School District

Colorado

Food Service

5 Links

Bouquet Restaurant

Kentucky

Fine Dining

5 Links

Cochon Restaurant

Louisiana

Fine Dining

6 Links

Colterra Food and Wine

Colorado

Fine Dining

6 Links

Cookshop

New York

Casual Dining

3 Links

Coperta

Colorado

Fine Dining

4 Links

Crested Butte's Personal Chefs

Colorado

Catering

5 Links

Decca

Kentucky

Fine Dining

4 Links

Euclid Hall Bar and Kitchen

Colorado

Casual Dining

6 Links

EVOO

Massachusetts

Fine Dining

5 Links

FIG

South Carolina

Fine Dining

6 Links

FIG Catering

Illinois

Catering

6 Links

Five & Ten

Georgia

Fine Dining

6 Links

Fooducopia

Colorado

Casual Dining

6 Links

Frasca Food and Wine

Colorado

Fine Dining

6 Links

Fresh Thymes Eatery

Colorado

Fast Casual

6 Links

Frontera Grill

Illinois

Casual Dining

6 Links

Fruition Restaurant

Colorado

Fine Dining

5 Links

Gjelina

California

Casual Dining

5 Links

Gjusta

California

Fast Casual

6 Links

Gramercy Tavern

New York

Fine Dining

6 Links

Grand Central Bakery

Oregon

Fast Casual

6 Links

Heirloom Restaurant

North Carolina

Fine Dining

6 Links

Hell's Backbone Grill

Utah

Fine Dining

4 Links

Hotel Vermont

Vermont

Casual Dining

6 Links

Indigenous

Florida

Fine Dining

6 Links

Julia's Kitchen

Colorado

Fast Casual

3 Links

K Restaurant

Florida

Fine Dining

5 Links

Kitchen Table

Nebraska

Fast Casual

6 Links

Knox Mason

Tennessee

Casual Dining

5 Links

Lantern Restaurant

North Carolina

Fine Dining

6 Links

Local Roots Restaurant

Virginia

Fine Dining

6 Links

Lucques

California

Fine Dining

6 Links

Manhattan Beach Post

California

Casual Dining

4 Links

Mattison's

Florida

Casual Dining

6 Links

Mercantile Dining & Provision

Colorado

Fine Dining

6 Links

Miller Union

Georgia

Fine Dining

6 Links

Mulvaney's B&L

California

Fine Dining

6 Links

Next Door American Eatery

Colorado

Casual Dining

6 Links

Nostrana

Oregon

Fine Dining

5 Links

Old Major Restaurant

Colorado

Fine Dining

6 Links

Patagonia Cafe

California

Food Service

5 Links

Pike Brewing Company

Washington

Casual Dining

6 Links

Reserve Wine and Food

Michigan

Fine Dining

4 Links

Rioja

Colorado

Fine Dining

6 Links

River and Woods

Colorado

Casual Dining

6 Links

Sabio on Main

California

Fine Dining

5 Links

SALT

Colorado

Casual Dining

6 Links

Sazza

Colorado

Fast Casual

2 Links

Smith College Dining

Massachusetts

Food Service

5 Links

Snooze an A.M. Eatery : Colorado

Colorado

Casual Dining

5 Links

Snooze an A.M. Eatery : Arizona

Arizona

Casual Dining

5 Links

Snooze an A.M. Eatery : California

California

Casual Dining

4 Links

Snooze an A.M. Eatery : Texas

Texas

Casual Dining

5 Links

Spice Kitchen + Bar / Spice Catering Co.

Ohio

Fine Dining

4 Links

Tables

Colorado

Fine Dining

6 Links

Tavern

California

Casual Dining

6 Links

Tender Greens

California

Fast Casual

5 Links

The Durham Hotel

North Carolina

Fine Dining

6 Links

The Greenhouse Tavern

Ohio

Casual Dining

6 Links

The Grey Plume

Nebraska

Fine Dining

5 Links

The Grove Cafe & Market

New Mexico

Fast Casual

6 Links

The Kitchen American Bistro (Colorado)

Colorado

Fine Dining

6 Links

The Kitchen Bistros (Illinois)

Illinois

Fine Dining

6 Links

The Kitchen Bistros (Tennessee)

Tennessee

Fine Dining

6 Links

The Market Place Restaurant

North Carolina

Fine Dining

5 Links

The Ordinary

South Carolina

Fine Dining

6 Links

The Perennial

California

Fine Dining

6 Links

The Regional

Colorado

Fast Casual

6 Links

The Root Cafe

Arkansas

Fast Casual

5 Links

The Way Back

Colorado

Fine Dining

3 Links

Trentina

Ohio

Fine Dining

3 Links

University of Colorado Boulder

Colorado

Food Service

5 Links

Untitled Restaurant

New York

Casual Dining

6 Links

Wild Standard

Colorado

Casual Dining

6 Links

Wrecking Bar Brewpub

Georgia

Casual Dining

6 Links

Zazu Kitchen + Farm

California

Casual Dining

 

 

Nearly 90 restaurants from 25 states participated in the national pilot survey. To learn more about the Good Food 100 and all the restaurants, visit the Good Food 100 website. The Good Food 100 is made possible through the generous support of its partners: Biological Capital, Niman Ranch, Sea to Table and W├╝sthof.

 

Methodology: Restaurants were segmented into five groups based on their respective level of good food purchases as a percentage of overall food purchases. The top cohort reporting good food purchases earned six rings—meaning that they reported the greatest percentage of good food purchases among the participating restaurants. The next cohort earned five rings and so on. Restaurants earning two rings reported some good food purchases. Those who participated but reported no good food purchases were designated as a “2017 participant”.

 

About Good Food 100

The Good Food 100 Restaurants™ is an annual list of restaurants that educates eaters and celebrates restaurants for being transparent with their purchasing practices. Carefully curated based on the quantitative measurement of chefs’ sourcing data, the Good Food 100 spotlights those that are building a better food system. The Good Food 100 is produced and published by the Good Food Media Network, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to educating eaters by cultivating a conversation and community around the people and businesses changing the food system for good. For more information, please visitwww.goodfood100restaurants.org. Follow Good Food 100 Restaurants on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

 

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