What else is being snowed-in good for if not whiling away the day aggregating best of lists? Here is a completely random collection of food-related bests (and a few worsts) of 2010. When there wasn’t a ranking—and many didn’t play favorites—I simply chose the first on the list or picked a popular choice when there was a number of different respondents. Because I wanted to allow for clickable links, this isn’t a traditional tag cloud with the more mentioned getting larger fonts. Also, with the exception of ABC Kitchen and Lincoln, there weren’t many duplicates.
abc kitchen abc kitchen animal april bloomfield artisan ayada back to basics bar boulud beef shank and marrow pot pie with a pisco punch beyond compact fluorescent bulbs bottarga bradstreet cocktail at bradstreet craftshouse braised leeks with mozzarella & a fried egg at fnb burger, burger, burger, dog cappucino at intelligentsia casper & gambini’s castlegarth cemitas puebla chanterelle mushrooms and summer corn at bar pilar chef-as-carpenter chefs table at brooklyn fare cheese mett citizen's band codfish fritters with lamb-sausage ragù at recette commonwealth cupcakes cupcakes curio/gilt bar cutting back on salt and sweeteners césar ramirez deal mania decision-free dining eataly empire state south fino food trucks fresh locally sourced food fried beer frittelle di mele at lincoln fulton place george mendes gigi ginger hop girl & the goat gourmet cheap eats grilled cheese burgermelt grilled confit pork steak at dante’s kitchen gulf seafood, on the ropes haisai hamachi tostada with fish sauce vinaigrette at animal herbert samuel house-made sausage at 5 corners kitchen impact of bp oil spill on seafood industry kobe beef burgers, meatloaf and chili kogibbq kubo asiatic cuisine licorice custard at wd~50 lightening up lincoln lincoln m. wells meat millesime mis trucos new york city new york steakhouse nolita not just cereal milk chocolate fruity flavored o's not taking reservations o-bar outrageous new food creations oxtail stew at the door peels piccolo pickle juice pizzaria delfina poached escolar at farmhaus prime steakhouse and lounge quartet of beets at chez tj quay radler at vandaag rubirosa ruxbin sakaya kitchen sea bass in singha broth at central silly feasts shigoku oysters on the half shell from tomo south williamsburg spaghetti nero at café boulud sparkling champagne margarita spend, spend, spend sweet memories confectionary taquitos at flacos tasty n sons the breslin the dressing room the florentine the new naturalism the observatory the purple pig torrisi totonno's tourtiere at m. wells tortillas totonno's uchiko underground sandwich-makers waterloo & city west of east india at mayahuel zelko bistro