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The White Oak Tavern: Best New Restaurant and Best Burger
The White Oak Tavern: Best New Restaurant and Best Burger

Since it opened last January, The White Oak Tavern has made a huge splash with its season-driven, farm-to-table menu, carefully selected craft beer options and woodsy vibe. “Everything is made in-house from scratch,” says Clare Frey, one of the restaurant’s four owners. And she means everything — right down to the bacon for White Oak’s famous grass-fed burgers. The bacon is made with house-cured pork bellies. First, they are rubbed with brown sugar and spices; then they sit for a week. Finally, they are smoked for three hours. The result is “bacon that is so delicious and melts in your mouth,” says Frey, noting that the restaurant sells 60 pounds...

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