Cincinnati’s Khora gets axed from Esquire’s Best New Restaurants list

Last week could have been a celebratory one at Khora restaurant.

About a month ago, Edward Lee, the celebrity chef and Louisville-based restaurateur who partnered with Downtown’s Kinley Hotel to open the restaurant in October 2020, discovered Khora was going to be included on Esquire magazine’s 2021 list of Best New Restaurants in America.

But when the list was published on Nov. 18, Khora was nowhere to be found.  

When fact-checkers from Esquire called Lee about the story, he had to break the news that Humanist Hospitality, which operates the Kinley, had severed ties with him and fired the restaurant’s executive chef, Kevin Ashworth, in September. In other words, the Khora that the magazine’s writers and editors fell in love with was no more, and Esquire promptly removed it from the list. 

“One of our editors had a meal there in the spring and loved it, so we had

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Restaurant Thanksgiving take-out meals selling out fast

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Thanksgiving is expected to be a big boost for restaurants.

Many of their holiday cooked meals for take-out are already sold out and reservations to dine-in are limited.

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There is tons of chopping and prepping inside the kitchen of Pagoda Floating Restaurant. The general manager John Teruya said they expect it to be a busy Thanksgiving day.

Teruya said, “Like two weeks ago, we sold out of our turkey feast. A week ago we sold out of our complete meals for two to-go. This week is the brunch, filled up also.”

Teruya said they still have dinner reservations but those are also going fast. They will be using the restaurant’s ballroom to accommodate more people. They will be staggering the tables by time in order to maintain at least six feet

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Pasado y Futuro Is Revealed As The Region’s Culinary Stars Look To The Future

Published: Nov. 22, 2021 at 8:45 PM EST|Updated: 4 hours ago

LIMA, Peru, Nov. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Latin America’s restaurant sector was reunited across multi-city celebrations as the list of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021: Pasado y Futuro was unveiled. Given the impact of the pandemic, Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S. Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, pivoted from its annual ranking to create a one-off list of the 100 greatest restaurants since the awards’ inception in 2013. To view the full list, click here.

Central in Lima takes the No.1 spot as The Greatest Restaurant in Latin America 2013-2021,...
Central in Lima takes the No.1 spot as The Greatest Restaurant in Latin America 2013-2021, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna

The retrospective ranking includes entries from 12 countries and adds 21 new restaurants, broadening its spotlight on the sector. Chefs Virgilio Martínez and Pía León’s Central in Lima takes the No.1 spot as The Greatest Restaurant

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