2012 is nearing a close, so it's time to do what nearly all social and media outlets do, and that's reflect... So, community, here are the questions, limiting it to 4 to keep it simple:
1) What was your PVD/RI area favorite DISH for 2012?
2) What was your favorite overall restaurant for 2012?
3) What was your favorite NEW restaurant for 2012?
4) What is your greatest chow wish for PVD/RI in 2013?
PS: Speaking of reflection, on a personal note, while it's surprisingly hard for me to verify this, I think this marks my 10th year posting on Chow(late -hound). It's been half a continent, many dwellings, a developed career, multiple girlfriends, then my wonderful wife and our great children, and many friends and other blessings that that have transpired since my first post. I mean, wow... Chow(hound) was a much more vibrant, rollicking community during my earlier posting years, especially in the PVD scene. While I think there are many reasons for this, ranging from site-specific Chow issues, to PVD/RI economic issues, to larger internet reasons that this (and many) forums have lost vitality, Chow remains a quite special place. Even with the proliferation of Yelp and other ranking sites, there's still nothing quite like Chow and there's no review site I trust as much. Thank you for reading and posting. Happy 2013!