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53 More of My Favorite Things

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messy critic
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I had to narrow down my top bites of 2009 to just five last week. But here's a few more I couldn't get enough of.

Gunshop Fizz, Rogue Cocktails
Bleeding Heart Bakery cake balls
Browntrout's Amish chicken thigh
House-made Mongolian noodles in hotpot, Mandarin Kitchen
Vinegar chess pie, Hoosier Mama Pie Company
Lay's brand sweet basil Thai potato chips, Me Dee Cafe
Co-Op Image hot sauce
Turshi amba, Attra Middle Eastern Grocery
"Old fries," Edzo's Burger Shop
Kulen, George's Liquor & Deli and Lincoln Quality Meat Market

Roasted brussels sprouts, In Fine Spirits
Stan Schutte's Berkshire-cross pork chop
Roasted scallops in sweet corn chilatole, Chilam Balam
Bucatini carbonara, Cibo Matto
Beef and lemongrass salad, Han 202
Burger, Nightwood
Burger, Rootstock
Bastilla, Zebda
Charcuterie, Old Town Social
Pay de coco y almendra (coconut pie, strawberry ice cream), Los Moles
Ben Schiller's Old Money, In Fine Spirits/Boka
Chile relleno en escabeche, Rustico Grill
Grassfields raw milk cheddar
Schlegl's soft pretzel
Amarena black cherry swirl, Paciugo
Miso-marinated, cedar-plank-grilled escolar with braised fennel, Morgan Harbor Grill
Daikon, minced chicken and green ginkgo nuts, Mizu Yakitori (August kaiseki)
Ezme (chopped pepper, tomatoes, garlic, parsley, and walnuts), Istanbul Restaurant
Tikini, Garifuna Flava
Nueske ham and Muenster on a pretzel roll, Goose Island
Pollo a la brasa, D'Candela
Beef fry, Malabar Catering
Chris Pandel's “breakfast braciole,” Baconfest Pro Cookoff
Rick Gresh's bacon beer, Baconfest
Gilbert Langlois' vanilla bacon ice cream, Baconfest
Hungarian pancake Smak Tak
Mentuccia
Graham Elliot's deep-fried mortadella-stuffed munchkin, dusted with hazelnut-maple sugar, Cochon 55
Saxon Creamery Green Files Cheese
Midwest Wheat, Koval Distillery
Pummeled-to-order papaya salad at Songkran, Wat Dhammaram
Aushak, Afghan Kabob
Gul mandu dumplng combo, Ttowa Dumpling House
Peanut butter sauce, Trader Vic's
Stufato, Tratttoria de Merlo
Pupusas, Pupuseria y Restaurante Cuscatleco
Fig-Earl Grey jam, Rare Bird Preserves
Truffle pistachio sausage, E & P Meats
Sauteed veal sweetbreads caramelized onion ravioli, sauce Zingara, LM Le Restaurant
Blue Marble Family Farm whole milk
Smoked salmon skin roll, Tampopo
Pierogi, bourbon date sauce, Lokal
Masgouf, George's Kabob Grill

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