BEST OF 2011
I always get a little nostalgic this time of year.
Saying goodbye to another year is bittersweet; I reflect on what was, yet feel optimistic about what’s to come.
Looking back on 2011, I recall dishes that I whipped up, restaurants I loved, and of course, the friends and family who shared these memorable meals with me.
So before the calendar officially says Jan 1, here is a recap of my favorites in 2011.
GLORI OF FOOD’S BEST OF 2011:
BEST NEW RESTAURANT: GT Fish & Oyster
BEST OLDIE BUT GOODIE: Manny’s Deli
BEST DISH I MADE: Weeknight Bolognese
BEST DISH I MADE, ACCORDING TO MY HUSBAND: Roasted Shrimp with Orzo
BEST APPETIZER AT A RESTAURANT: Ricotta and Honeycomb at Davanti Enoteca
BEST DISH AT A RESTAURANT: Seared Tombo Tuna at Longman & Eagle
BEST DESSERT AT A RESTAURANT: Soft Serve Ice Cream with Mint Brownie Topping at Belly Shack
BEST FOOD TRUCK: The Southern Mac & Cheese Truck
BEST GUILTY PLEASURE: Chestnut doughnut at Doughnut Vault
BEST BYOB: Bonsoirée
BEST DETOX MONDAY RECIPE: Grilled Vegetable Gazpacho
BEST SWEET TREAT I MADE: Peanut Buttercup Blondies