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2016 Clean Plate Awards: Staff Picks

clean plate silverware slide

Beef tartare, Cherry Circle Room, Chicago

cherry circle room beef tartare

Cheese curds, 3 Floyds Brewing Co.’s Brewpub, Munster, Ind.

3 floyds cheese curds

Grilled octopus, Wagyu beef meatball, bufala mozzarella, Siena Tavern, Chicago

grilled octopus

Burrata, prosciutto and arugula bruschetta, Cooper’s Hawk, multiple locations

burrata proscuitto arugula bruschetta

Peruvian ceviche, Bear Flag Fish Co., Newport Beach, Calif.

bear flag peruvian ceviche

Golden gazpacho, Friends and Family II Hillside Restaurant, Accord, N.Y.

golden yellow tomatoes

Bing bread, Parachute, Chicago

parachute bing bread

Fried green tomato BLT, Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant, Nashville

puckett fried green tomato blt

Poke tuna panini, Pescaria, Polignano a Mare, Italy

poke tuna panini

Corned beef and Swiss egg sandwich, Wildflower Bread Company, Phoenix

corned beef swiss egg sandwich

Bag of crisps and eggs plus grilled beer-brined chicken sandwich, Bottlefork, Chicago

bottlefork chicken sandwich

Locally smoked trout Benedict, The Phoenicia Diner, Phoenicia, N.Y.

phoenicia diner eggs benedict

Hen of the woods mushroom pate, Green Zebra, Chicago

hen of the woods mushrooms

Pollo poblano, Barrio Café, Phoenix

pollo poblano laura mcguire

Sichuan pizza, Piece Brewery and Pizzeria, Chicago

stephanie izard sichuan pizza

Meatloaf with Mad Dog Ranch BBQ Sauce, Jimmy's, Aspen, Colo.

jimmys restaurant meatloaf

Conchinita pibil, Curra’s Grill, Austin, Texas

conchinita pibil curras grill

Chow fun, Talde, Miami Beach

talde chow fun

Popovers, filet and New York strip, BLT Steak, Washington, D.C.

blt steak popover

Wood oven roasted pig face, Girl & The Goat, Chicago

girl goat roasted pig face

Chocolate cream pie, Bavette’s, Chicago

bavettes chocolate cream pie

Salted egg bun, Imperial Lamian, Chicago

imperial lamain salted egg bun

ShopHouse bowl, ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, multiple locations

chicken satay bowl shophouse asian kitchen