2012 Clean plate Awards

Once again, we have tapped some of the top tastemakers in the country to nominate the most irresistible, most scrumptious restaurant dishes they’ve enjoyed over the past year. The stellar group we assembled has eaten its way through countless cuisines in venues ranging from street carts to temples of fine dining. They may say they’re doing “research,” but as anyone in the business knows, eating out is an integral part of our DNA; it feeds our passion and stokes the soul.

So, click here to see where these well-traveled chefs and restaurateurs—your peers—have been and what has inspired them to clean their plates.

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