"Another distinctive feature about this restaurant is the giant smiling black-and-white photograph of Kapur's mom behind the bar," the report added. Kapur was named 'Chef of the Year' by San Francisco Magazine earlier this year. He began his cooking life with San Francisco's Boulevard (with chefs Nancy Oakes and Pam Mazzola) and as executive chef at the duo's Prospect -- both restaurants recognised for their flavour driven American cuisine. Liholiho Yacht Club was opened in January this year.
Bon Appetit will announce the winners on August 18.