On the LA Board, this topic was raised, I'd offer it here as well. What were your favorite chow moments of the year - meal, discovery, resturant, etc.
I have a few:
- The Lao Sze Chuan chowdown - Enough great food to be truly satiated, a mixture of accessiable and adventursome dishes, intense food chat. Yet, they did not serve the little gratis cabbage! - Kudo's to Seth Zurer for making it happen
- My first Nobu - Nobu Las Vegas. Sashimi salad, rock shrimp tempura, olive oil seared salmon, how come we do not have a Nobu yet?
- The towering meringue pies at Clarke's Outpost in Tioga Texas
- The discovery of Halinda, a lovely Polish resturant on the far northwest side, after being tormented by a hungry child
- Reuters Bakery - I never tire of finding ten dollars worth of stuff to get the free buttercrust bread (Wed-Sat only)
- Nicholl's Farms at the Oak Park Farmer's Market for the incredible variety of variety
- Fox & Obel - Flawed, but nice to know it's there
- Superdawg on an amazing Indian Summer afternoon.
- The brisket I smoked one long summer day in August and all the various deserts cooked up by Ms. VI all year long.
- And of course, the discovery of chowhound.com - First from Jim Leff's diary on Slate and then again, from the New Yorker article. Thanks to Zim, Seth, Rene, AnnieB, Erik M, Michael S., AnneK, Mark, Barbara who hides as Bryan and all the other's who have led me to plenty of other great places this year, both in fact, and in vicarious experience. I will be so bored if this goes away!
And my biggest foible:
- The half-cooked Turkey I produced on Thanksgiving!
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