Vicia wins a top spot in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice contest

Vicia has been named a winner in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest recognizing the 10 Best New Restaurants in the United States. The restaurant has claimed the country’s #2 spot in this category, which celebrates restaurants that opened in 2017 and made the most significant impact nationwide.

Vicia, Michael and Tara Gallina’s first restaurant, opened in March 2017 in the Cortex Innovation District. The 2,500-square-foot restaurant and bar, which was designed by Sasha Malinich of R/5 and Casco Architects, offers a seasonal, vegetable-forward menu with a counter-style service at lunch and a full-service experience at dinner where guests can choose from an a la carte menu or a chef’s choice tasting menu.

“We are honored and thrilled to be named a top new restaurant in the United States by USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice,” said Tara. “We are amazed at how the St. Louis community has supported us and couldn’t be more thankful to everyone who voted.”

The 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest launches new categories every other Monday at noon, revealing each category’s 20 nominees. After 4 weeks of voting, the contest closes on the 28th day at noon. On the Friday after voting ends, winners are revealed. Rules allow the public the right to vote online for one nominee per category, per day.

Nominees for all categories are chosen by a panel of relevant experts, which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from; relevant expert contributors; and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties. The nomination panel for each award category is displayed on its associated contest page.

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