We’re now into March, which leaves nine months to eat your way around the U.S. and the Caribbean. To help get you started, we’ve rounded up 11 new restaurants we can’t wait to try this year.

Bacari GDL

With Bacaris in downtown L.A. and Playa Del Ray, brothers Robert and Danny Kronfli decided to bring their Italian-inspired restaurant and wine bar to Glendale. Bacari GDL opened in mid-February and, unlike its older siblings, has a wood-fired pizza oven. The menu isn’t too complicated — pies, pastas and small plates. Its location in The Americana at Brand shopping complex makes it a good option for families, while the full bar welcomes happy-hour enthusiasts.