The national accolades keep coming for Vicia (4260 Forest Park Avenue; 314-553-9239), the eight month-old restaurant from Michael and Tara Gallina.
The latest nod comes from USA Today, which named Vicia one of the twenty best new restaurants in the country. A panel of food writers made the initial selection, which serves as the basis for a reader's choice poll that will determine the country's ten best restaurants.The award caps off a wildly successful year for the vegetable-forward restaurant, which opened last March in the Cortex innovation district. "It's been kind of crazy what we've been able to accomplish the past eight months," says Tara Gallina, Vicia's co-owner and front-of-house guru. "I don't mean the accolades. We're really happy with the food and the guest experience. It took us a few months to find our stride and figure out what works, and it feels good that things are clicking."
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