Vicia Restaurant, located at 4260 Forest Park Ave. in the Cortex innovation district, is among 20 new restaurants featured in USA Today’s 10Best contest.

The 20 restaurants were selected by a panel of food and travel experts. The winner will be selected by votes from the public. Voting ends on Monday, Jan. 1.

Vicia is currently in first place, followed by Signature in San Antonio and The Morris in San Francisco.

Michael and Tara Gallina opened the vegetable-forward restaurant inside the $31.6 million 4260 building in March. It was designed by Sasha Malinich of R/5 and Casco Architects. Plans for Vicia, which at 2,500 square feet seats more than 50, were first announced in June 2016.

Michael Gallina was previously executive chef at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in New York.

Earlier this year, Bon Apetit, Eater and Esquire named it one of the best new restaurants of the year.

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