I found lots of new deliciousness this year. How about you? I thought it might be fun to compile and invite others to add on.
ASIAN RESTAURANT, Middletown or "The Parrot" as we like to call it, for its whimsical sign. Ask for the hibachi rice with your meal and don't forget the egg roll!
DA LEGNA, New Haven
If not for a rather passionate (is there any other kind?!) pizza discussion on this very board, I'd never have known of this place. Can't lose with David Foster in the kitchen.
THE KING & I THAI, Manchester
Hands-down my favorite Thai place around. Worth the drive away from closer, local options without a doubt.
This might be the best pizza I ate this year or this lifetime.
PHO MADISON, Guess where?
Runner-up/very close tie for best banh mi, love their summer rolls, too.
PHO 99, East Hartford
I love this restaurant, their fab pho, endless varieties of spring rolls and the enthusiastic man who runs the show. Rock on, Peter!
TD VIETNAM PALACE, Stratford
This husband and wife team gets my vote for best banh mi in all the Land of Steady Habits.
With apologies to the Chairman of the Board:
I'm mad about good food, can't get my fill
And these CT cooks give me a thrill!