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    Post #1 - January 3rd, 2011, 10:59 am
    Post #1 - January 3rd, 2011, 10:59 am Post #1 - January 3rd, 2011, 10:59 am
    It was a busy year with lots more eating at home than in the past, but I still managed to have some terrific things out. Here's a list of my 10 favorites consumed at Chicago restaurants in 2010 - all things I'd never had from these establishments before:

    10. Cuban sandwich at Cafe Havana in Itasca
    9. Salami Toscana at Mado (RIP)
    8. Char Veal at El Llano
    7. Torta Ahogada at Las Cazuelas on S. Pulaski
    6. Green salad with meyer lemon dressing at Longman & Eagle
    5. Gang Hung Lay at Sticky Rice
    4. Candied grapefruit peel at Mado (RIP)
    3. Squid ink spaghetti at La Trattoria de Merlo
    2. Stuffed and fried olives given out for free at Spacca Napoli (wish they'd put these on the menu)
    1. Fried turkey/ turkey marrow at Sweet Nick's


    I had fun reading the 2009 lists from other LTHers last year, and doing so prompted me to try several excellent places that were new to me. I look forward to reading about your favorites from 2010.
    ...defended from strong temptations to social ambition by a still stronger taste for tripe and onions." Screwtape in The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis

    Fuckerberg on Food
  • Post #2 - January 3rd, 2011, 1:08 pm
    Post #2 - January 3rd, 2011, 1:08 pm Post #2 - January 3rd, 2011, 1:08 pm
    I can give you five now. I'll have to think more about it.

    1. Roasted parsnip soup with chesntuts, Les Nomades
    2. Seared scallop with ginger/butternut squash puree, Tru
    3. Borscht (red) with mini mushroom pierogis, Smak Tak
    4. Green pepper, onion, and garlic pizza, Jim & Pete's
    5. Roquefort burger, very rare, Goldyburgers (I was drunk and hungry)
    i used to milk cows
  • Post #3 - January 3rd, 2011, 2:22 pm
    Post #3 - January 3rd, 2011, 2:22 pm Post #3 - January 3rd, 2011, 2:22 pm
    Cannot resist a top 10...

    10. Bo La Lot @ Pho Xua
    9. Basmati Rice @ Barwaqo Kabob
    8. Fried Turkey @ Sweet Nick's Caribbean
    7. Goat Stew Lunch Plate @ Cafe Central
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    6. Lamb with Wild Mushroom Casserole @ Lao Beijing
    5. Filipino Breakfast with Tocino @ Uncle Mike's Place
    4. Kinoko and Yamaimo Ponzu @ Takashi
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    3. All three things I ate with Grilled Octopus @ The Publican
    2. Mr. G @ J.P. Graziano's
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    1. Zaragoza- 'nuff said.
  • Post #4 - January 3rd, 2011, 4:05 pm
    Post #4 - January 3rd, 2011, 4:05 pm Post #4 - January 3rd, 2011, 4:05 pm
    Jefe wrote:1. Zaragoza- 'nuff said.

    Haven't formulated a list but I'm pretty certain that mine would conclude this way too.
  • Post #5 - January 3rd, 2011, 4:46 pm
    Post #5 - January 3rd, 2011, 4:46 pm Post #5 - January 3rd, 2011, 4:46 pm
    Hmm... not that much in restaurant dishes from me.

    A short list, without order:

    Vie: Beef two ways, with a marrow sauce that knocked my socks off
    Double Li: Black Pepper Garlic Beef Tender Loin (sic)
    Union Pizzeria (Evanston): Veal/Pork Meatballs
    Mercat a la Panxa: Mar I Muntanya during Restaurant Week
    Wolfy's Northbrook: Char Salami
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #6 - January 3rd, 2011, 5:40 pm
    Post #6 - January 3rd, 2011, 5:40 pm Post #6 - January 3rd, 2011, 5:40 pm
    Kennyz wrote:I had fun reading the 2009 lists from other LTHers last year, and doing so prompted me to try several excellent places that were new to me.
    Not big on lists, top tens or dis be .07% better den dat, but Kenny is correct, they are fun to read and I'll make one. Anyway, I feel obliged as I've already got one of my top ten 2011 must-trys from this thread, Sweet Nick's for fried turkey, which made it onto two lists in the first three posts.
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #7 - January 3rd, 2011, 6:58 pm
    Post #7 - January 3rd, 2011, 6:58 pm Post #7 - January 3rd, 2011, 6:58 pm
    I had an odd year, with a lot of down time and quite a bit of time away from the Chicago area but I still had trouble narrowing it down to 10, so here are my favorite 15 and a few honorable mentions. In no particular order . . .

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    Braised and Crispy Lamb Neck at The Publican


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    Revithia at Avli Estiatorio


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    Ahogada sandwich at Xoco


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    Mantoo at Kabul House


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    Waitress Sandwich at Wilmette Chuck Wagon


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    Squab In 4 Parts at Alinea


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    Pork Neck Larb at Spoon Thai


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    Wild Alaskan Halibut with Morels and Pea Puree at Prairie Fire


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    Pig's Ear with Crispy Kale, Marinated Cherry Peppers and Fried Egg at The Purple Pig


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    Old Fries with Gardiniera at Edzo's Burger Shop


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    Roasted Morels with Bone Marrow, Green Garlic, Parsley and Pickled Garlic at Vie


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    Tacos de Lengua at Tierra Caliente


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    Buffalo Wings at Toons


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    Bison Short Rib Sliders at Sable Kitchen & Bar


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    Reuben Dawg (aka Reuben Pulaski) Franks N Dawgs


    Honorable Mention:
    Sausage Pizza at Stop 50 Wood Fired Pizzeria
    Qudsiya at Dawali Mediterranean Kitchen
    Garlic Rainbow at Tao Ran Ju
    Goat Merguez Sausage at The Bristol
    Garbage Omelet with Old Potatoes at Patty's Diner (RIP)
    Pork Belly Tacos at Big Star
    Marinated and Grilled Salmon Collar at Tampopo
    French Lentils with tomato marmalade, Capriole Farm goat cheese and crispy shallots at Prairie Fire
    Duck Ballotine Pate at Prairie Fire
    Naem Khao Thawt at Spoon Thai
    Slow-Roasted Cedar Valley Pork Belly with smashed local potatoes, braised housemade gardiniera, pork sausage and spring onion gravy at Vie
    Warm Spinach and Creme Fraiche Flan with crispy lardo, wood-grilled scallions and wilted spinach at Vie
    Gunthorp Farm Chicken Two Ways: Country-Fried Breast and Crispy Scrapple with grilled melrose pepper, summer beans and cream corn at Vie
    Nathan's Charcuterie Plate: turkey liver mousse, turkey rillettes, coppa and Canadian bacon at Vie (11/12/10)
    Blood Cake with yukon gold potato puree, farm egg, onion and brown butter at Vie

    =R=
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #8 - January 3rd, 2011, 7:57 pm
    Post #8 - January 3rd, 2011, 7:57 pm Post #8 - January 3rd, 2011, 7:57 pm
    Ronnie,
    While I'm sure the food was great those pics are some of the best I've seen in this brief 2011. Really nice job.
  • Post #9 - January 4th, 2011, 8:16 am
    Post #9 - January 4th, 2011, 8:16 am Post #9 - January 4th, 2011, 8:16 am
    ronnie_suburban wrote:I had an odd year, with a lot of down time and quite a bit of time away from the Chicago area but I still had trouble narrowing it down to 10, so here are my favorite 15 and a few honorable mentions. In no particular order . . .

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    Braised and Crispy Lamb Neck at The Publican



    I'm honored I got to share with you that top dish of the year (even though you said the list was in no particular order, I'm claiming it as #1). I raved about that dish to Paul Kahan in October.
  • Post #10 - January 4th, 2011, 8:54 am
    Post #10 - January 4th, 2011, 8:54 am Post #10 - January 4th, 2011, 8:54 am
    My list in no particular order, Ill include places out where I live as I consider it Chicagoland:

    - Crispy pata - Sunda
    - Hamburger with fried egg - Big & Little's
    - Fried Chicken - Verucchi's Spring Vally
    - Som Tum - Elephant Thai
    - Sausage Pizza - Vito & Nick's - Lemont
    - Pulled Pork - Lillie's Q
    - al pastor tacos - Tierra Caliente
    - pork belly tacos - Big Star
    - fish tostada - Big Star
    - shrimp dumpling w/braised noodles - Fabulous Noodles


    honorable mention since they are not actually a dish, but events:
    - Pig Roast & Crawfish Boil - Toon's

    Im quite certain I have forgotten some, but these were the freshest in my memory. 2010 was a damn good year of eating and drinking.
  • Post #11 - January 4th, 2011, 11:03 am
    Post #11 - January 4th, 2011, 11:03 am Post #11 - January 4th, 2011, 11:03 am
    That lamb neck looks delicious. A few cheaters on my list. #8 is from Baconfest and #3 is from the GCM BBQ. Lots of good food this year.

    10.) Ramen from Arami

    9.) Creton from Kith and Kin

    8.) Spring Pea, Bacon and Pecorino Salad from Purple Pig

    7.) Roasted Pork Loin with Apricots, Green Olives, and Creme Fraiche from Nightwood

    6.) Wood Grilled Octopus from Taxim

    5.) Persimmon Pie from Hoosier Mama

    4.) Tete de Cochon from Longman and Eagle

    3.) Hazelnut Macaron with Trout Mousse and Pickled Cherries from North Pond

    2.) Medai with Ume, Sudachi, and Fried Garlic Chip from L2O

    1.) Fried Rabbit from Mado

    Special Mention: Horseradish Raw Cheddar from Brunkow and Double Honey Confiture by Flora Confections
  • Post #12 - January 4th, 2011, 1:01 pm
    Post #12 - January 4th, 2011, 1:01 pm Post #12 - January 4th, 2011, 1:01 pm
    It would be hard for me to single out individual dishes (since I tend to forget when I actually ate things), so here are my top 10 (in no particular order) Chicago food experiences for the year:

    1. The Publican - I always have a hard time answering the question "what's your favorite restaurant", but The Publican is probably the best answer I can give. I had many great meals there in 2010 and I look forward to seeing how this restaurant continues to evolve.

    2. Tru (the Resurrection) - Went in with low expectations for an anniversary dinner and was completely blown away by what turned out to be a revitalized restaurant.

    3. The Purple Pig - My favorite new restaurant. The crispy pig ear is great, as is an open-faced jamon sandwich I had on one visit. The Sicilian Iris might be my favorite dessert in the city.

    4. Avenues - Quietly outstanding.

    5. Del Seoul - Great new opening in my neighborhood. The kalbi and spicy pork tacos are my go-to items, but the dumplings, kimchi, and pickles are also delicious.

    6. Les Nomades - The most egregious omission from Chicago's Michelin stars.

    7. Sol de Mexico - Got here a couple of times this year and it remains my favorite Mexican place (non-taqueria division) in the city. The tortilla soup that I had on my last visit was especially wonderful.

    8. Chilam Bilam - Another place where I went in with low expectations and was pleasantly surprised.

    9. Calumet Fisheries - A meeting in NW Indiana finally got me to Calumet Fisheries for the first time. The smoked shrimp where good, but the smoked salmon was on a whole other level. Finishing my order by toasting the last bits of skin was the best possible tribute I could think of to a wonderful piece of fish.

    10. Masu Izakaya - RIP. A restaurant that closed too soon and didn't get nearly enough LTH love.
    -Josh

    I've started blogging about the Stuff I Eat
  • Post #13 - January 4th, 2011, 1:02 pm
    Post #13 - January 4th, 2011, 1:02 pm Post #13 - January 4th, 2011, 1:02 pm
    My top ten (in no particular order):

    1. Scallop and Uni nigiri at Katsu

    2. Rice, Stew, Goat, Banana at Barwaqo Kabab

    3. Sunchoke Pizza at Great Lakes.

    4. Naeng Myun at Cho Sun Ok.

    5. Birria Tetamada con Machito at Birrieria La Barca (!!)

    6. Wood-Grilled Ribeye with Tomatillo Cascabel at Mixteco Grill.

    7. Churros at Maxwell Street Market.

    8. Unidentifiable Almond-Paste and Rosewater Algerian Dessert at Tassili

    9. Mansef at Salam.

    10. Khubz Taboon and Lahm bil 'Ajeen at Taza Bakery.
    "By the fig, the olive..." Surat Al-Teen, Mecca 95:1"
  • Post #14 - January 4th, 2011, 1:10 pm
    Post #14 - January 4th, 2011, 1:10 pm Post #14 - January 4th, 2011, 1:10 pm
    I'll give five from last year that I think about constantly whenever I'm hungry. Not necessarily the most amazing, but the most compulsively, memorably, covetously, and satisfyingly edible.

    - chicken larb Thai-style hot at Sticky Rice
    - debris fries at fRedhots, plus giardiniera, minus cheese
    - grilled octopus at Vie
    - chicken and waffles with a side of bacon at Nightwood
    - zaalouk at Marrakech
  • Post #15 - January 4th, 2011, 1:17 pm
    Post #15 - January 4th, 2011, 1:17 pm Post #15 - January 4th, 2011, 1:17 pm
    Using Santander's criteria--in no particular order:

    Bucatini Carbonara - Cibo Matto
    Jive Turkey Sandwich - Toons
    Inihaw Pork - Isla Pilipina
    Cornish Game Hen – George’s Kabob
    BBQ anything – Sun Wah
    Honey Jalapeno Pork Chops – Café 28
    Shrimp and Grits with Poached Egg – Big Jones
    Pizza Lincoln Square – Trattoria Trullo
    Mahalo Burger (Original) – Bad Apple
    Neckbones and Gravy – Purple Pig

    Wait, it goes to eleven:

    Grilled octopus at Santorini
  • Post #16 - January 4th, 2011, 8:25 pm
    Post #16 - January 4th, 2011, 8:25 pm Post #16 - January 4th, 2011, 8:25 pm
    Top 10 in no particular order

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    Chicken Thigh Kabob Pita - Naf Naf Grill, Naperville

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    Torta Al Pastor - Taco Grill, Westmont

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    The Atomic Bomb: Damn Spicy Pork Sausage with Chipotle Dijonnaise and Fontina Cheese - Hot Dougs

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    White Pizza and Sausage Pizza - Coalfire

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    Pork Belly Taco - Big Star

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    Polish Polenta Dog - Franks N Dawgs

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    Patita de Puerco, Chorizo, Erizo: Crispy nugget of homemade chorizo and pig's feet, unctuous slow-poached egg, creamy tequila-infused sea urchin sauce. Dollop of smoked paddlefish roe - Topolobampo

    8. Tips and Links Combo - Honey 1

    9. Crispy parisienne gnocchi, black trumpet mushrooms, black truffle butter, pickled and roasted carrots, prairie fruits farm fresh chevre - Vie

    10. Bollito Misto: Cotechino sausage, pork shoulder and smoked turkey - The Publican
  • Post #17 - January 6th, 2011, 1:47 pm
    Post #17 - January 6th, 2011, 1:47 pm Post #17 - January 6th, 2011, 1:47 pm
    Numbers are arbitrary only, not a rank. Pulling my favorite foods down to 10 (err...13) is hard enough without having to judge them against each other.

    1. The Frenchie Burger at Bad Apple OR the Prime Burger at C-House (can't choose between them)
    2. Snowballs (escolar with truffle and scallions) at Usagi-Ya
    3. Bone marrow AND pig's tails at Purple Pig
    4. Shrimp Tempura Asparagus Maki at Arami (am I the only one who didn't love the ramen?)
    5. Cumin Sausage-Stuffed Quail at Blackbird
    6. Sausage & Spinach pizza at Castel Gandolfo (that crust!) AND white pizza with bacon, red peppers & artichokes at Piece (a few pints of their dysfunctionale helps it slide right down, too)
    7. Pumpkin Ice Cream at Bobtail
    8. Broiled mackerel at Ginza Fish House (so simple, so delicious)
    9. Fried Chicken and Tasso Gravy at The Southern (their Southern Mess takes a very close second...)
    10. French Toast with Grand Marnier Creme Anglaise at Branch 27 (I don't even like sweet breakfasts, but this blew me away)

    I know as soon as I hit "publish" I'll think of 10 other dishes that were equally or more awesome, but I have to draw a line somewhere.
  • Post #18 - January 6th, 2011, 2:01 pm
    Post #18 - January 6th, 2011, 2:01 pm Post #18 - January 6th, 2011, 2:01 pm
    I love reading everyone's lists and getting so many ideas for my own 2011 "hit list."

    Keep 'em coming!

    Thanks! :)

    =R=
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #19 - January 6th, 2011, 2:14 pm
    Post #19 - January 6th, 2011, 2:14 pm Post #19 - January 6th, 2011, 2:14 pm
    Mine:

    Squab in four parts (including dreamy beans) - Alinea
    Pickled bamboo shoots stir fried with minced pork and green chili sauce - Aroy Thai
    Mantoo - Kabul House
    Pork tonnato - The Bristol
    Cauliflower served with bits of soppressata, preserved lemon, and green olive tapenade - Davanti Enoteca
    Fish with pickled vegetables and soft tofu - Spring World
    Grilled octopus - Purple Pig
    Margherita pizza - Great Lake
    Chocolate cream pie - Mado
    Dietzler roast beef - City Provisions

    Ronna
  • Post #20 - January 6th, 2011, 2:31 pm
    Post #20 - January 6th, 2011, 2:31 pm Post #20 - January 6th, 2011, 2:31 pm
    In no particular order, my favorites in Chicago this year:

    1. Tocino/Lugaw/Chicken Adobo/Filipino breakfast - Uncle Mike's Place
    2. Foraged mushroom salad - Chilam Balam
    3. Cauliflower pots de creme - Green Zebra
    4. Beef cheeks - LM
    5. Poke octopus, macadamia, pineapple, etc - Schwa
    6. Roasted chicken and plantains - D'Candela
    7. Duck confit hash - Longman & Eagle
    8. Shoyu ramen/basket tofu/duck fat fried chicken - Takashi
    9. Grilled beef heart/roasted beets - Mado
    10. Kaeng som kung sot - Spoon Thai

    Outside of Chicago, the fried chicken dinner at Momofuku Noodle and Yakitori Totto in NYC would have made the list.
  • Post #21 - January 6th, 2011, 2:47 pm
    Post #21 - January 6th, 2011, 2:47 pm Post #21 - January 6th, 2011, 2:47 pm
    REB wrote:Pork tonnato - The Bristol


    Glad you mentioned this. I missed it when RAB described it in the Best of Thread:
    RAB wrote:Last night at the Bristol: ...A section of the belly was left attached to the pork loin and wrapped around it. The wrapped loin was then brine cured for 3 days, braised, then chilled, thinly sliced, and served with a tonnato sauce and garnishes. It had the texture of corned beef, but an herby, porky flavor.


    This sounds like a direct knock-off of a dish made relatively famous by Mark Vetri of Vetri restaurant in Philadelphia, arguably the best high-end Italian restaurant in the country. Vetri slices the loin into pieces that fit inside a belly, then brines loin and belly for three solid days to create that corned-beefy texture described above. Then he wraps the belly tightly around the loin slices before cooking. Though poaching is how a classic veal tonnato is prepared, Vetri spit roasts the wrapped pork belly/loin before chilling, slicing and serving with the classic, unadulterated sauce. I have not tried the version at either Vetri or The Bristol, but I did once attempt to recreate it myself with what I must admit was not much success.
    ...defended from strong temptations to social ambition by a still stronger taste for tripe and onions." Screwtape in The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis

    Fuckerberg on Food
  • Post #22 - January 9th, 2011, 8:03 pm
    Post #22 - January 9th, 2011, 8:03 pm Post #22 - January 9th, 2011, 8:03 pm
    Last year I had my first garden. I participated in the dessert exchange and the vegetarian exchange for most of the year. I cooked more. I’ve cooked some really fantastic things.

    Still, I like to eat out… a lot.

    My Top Ten in no particular order

    Corn, Cream, Garlic Pizza – GNR Great Lake
    Lentils, roasted tomatoes, goat cheese- Prairie Fire
    Millennium Park Bean Sandwich- GNResource Pastoral
    Sweet Milk Biscuit with hot apple sauce- Sweet Maple
    Pumpkin Custard Concrete with Snickers- GNR Scooters
    Chard and oyster mushroom taco- Big Star
    Tofu sandwich with eggplant and pesto- Franks N Dawgs
    Mexican Chocolate Shake with chili- Edzo’s
    Apple Pancake- Huckleberry Pancake House
    Falafel Sandwich & fries- GNR Al-Bawadi

    Honorable Mentions- Campfire tea latte at Julius Meinl, Vanilla Cream Puff- Beard Papa, Chilled Asparagus Soup- Fred’s
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #23 - January 10th, 2011, 12:14 pm
    Post #23 - January 10th, 2011, 12:14 pm Post #23 - January 10th, 2011, 12:14 pm
    The Publican - Pigs Head, creamed corn

    Brand BBQ - Brandcheezie

    Alinea - Pheasant (green grape, walnut, burning leaves)

    Franks N Dawgs - Truffle Mac N Cheese Brat with pork belly/balsamic fries

    Big Star - Pork Belly Taco

    Tierra Caliente - al pastor taco

    Cemitas Puebla - Cemita Atomica

    Crisp - Seoul Sassy Wings

    Borenquin - Jibarito

    Grahamwich - Jibarito Press



    Thanks LTH - couldnt have done any of it without you!
  • Post #24 - January 10th, 2011, 12:31 pm
    Post #24 - January 10th, 2011, 12:31 pm Post #24 - January 10th, 2011, 12:31 pm
    cranberry chess pie & Hoosier sugar cream pie (tie) - Hoosier Mama Pie Company

    fish tostada - Big Star

    roasted local Morels with bone marrow, green garlic, parsley and pickled garlic - Vie

    pumpkin bread with fresh ricotta - The Publican

    antipasti, including a roasted shallot atop a goat cheese and eggplant "cream" - Gaetano's

    medium-rare burger - Jim's Steak House (Prospect St.) in Peoria

    focaccia with truffle oil, taleggio, and herbs - Avec (I think this might always make my list)

    Nutella shake at Edzo's

    Not in Chicago but memorable, nonetheless: buffalo rib eye - The Raven, Gardiner, MT (buffalo hot dog was pretty great, too)
  • Post #25 - January 10th, 2011, 3:33 pm
    Post #25 - January 10th, 2011, 3:33 pm Post #25 - January 10th, 2011, 3:33 pm
    Excluding Top 10 worthy dishes at some client spots ( whole hog roast @ Lillie's Q and buffalo wings @ The Fifty/50), below are my Top 10 Chicago Restaurant Dishes of 2010 in no particular order...

    Arami Ramen -- Arami
    Goat taco -- Big Star
    Cauliflower -- Girl & The Goat
    Crispy pork belly B.L.T. sliders -- Sable
    Tete de cochon -- Longman & Eagle
    Chicken momo -- Cumin
    Charcuterie plate -- The Publican
    P.E.I mussels with white wine, dried chorizo, and tomato-saffron beurrec blanc -- Mexique
    Prosciutto, basil, mozzarella, and red sauce pizza -- Coalfire Pizza
    Bavarian pretzel with chocolate stout mustard -- Bangers & Lace

    * Honorable mention to the "Anson Mills Grits, mustard greens, smoked mushrooms, poached eggs" at Green Zebra

    EDIT:
    * Additional honorable mentions to the "Pork Neck Bone Gravy with Calabro Ricotta" at Purple Pig and the Taylor Street fries at Edzo's
  • Post #26 - January 11th, 2011, 7:33 pm
    Post #26 - January 11th, 2011, 7:33 pm Post #26 - January 11th, 2011, 7:33 pm
    Here's a list from what I remember of my fav dishes. Hopefully I can remember what was in them too. In no particular order of course.

    Poached Duck Egg, Spinach Coulis, Caviar - North Pond (Probably #1)
    Salad of Frisee, Black Pudding, Runny Duck(?) Egg - The Gage (The unhealthiest salad ever. Absolutely delicious. Maybe it was a quail egg.)
    Housemade Pastrami, Red Cabbage slaw, Horseradish Aioli - The Gage (Or something of the like, still think about this sammy, it ruled.)
    Nathan's Charcuterie Plate - Vie (Went for my Bday early 2010.)
    Roasted Chicken and Summer Sausage - Publican (One would think not to order chicken at the Publican, but one would be wrong.)
    Frites with Farm Fresh Egg and Black Truffles - Publican (Best $36 French Fries I've ever had. Had them right before Xmas. I can just say Publican in general probably.)
    Hot Dog & Fries - Red Hot Ranch (This has become one of my fav dogs. So glad it's so close.)
    Char Salami Sandwich - Poochie's (With grilled onions and giardinera of course. I was impressed by this sammy.)
    Ribs in Mole - Chilam Balam (Rich and Delicious.)
    Kluchy - My Mother's Kitchen (Soft Chewy Polish Potato Dumplings sauteed in Onions and Bacon. I look forward to these every Thanksgiving. Man.)
    Wings - Toons (Damn good Wings.)
    BBQ Duck, Pork, Chicken - SunWah (Always awesome.)

    Wait, That's 12. Oh well. Had a lot of great things this year. This is what I could remember. Look forward to alot more 2011.

    Enjoy 2011 everyone.
    "I Like Food, Food Tastes Good" - The Descendants
  • Post #27 - January 12th, 2011, 10:51 am
    Post #27 - January 12th, 2011, 10:51 am Post #27 - January 12th, 2011, 10:51 am
    I AM SO HUNGRY
    :lol:

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