Clean Plate Awards

Industry pros share their favorite restaurant dishes of the year

Favorite Dishes

JW Roasted Chicken 

Barbuto, New York City

The roasted chicken is just so perfectly cooked and delicious. It feels like your stomach’s version of your favorite pair of comfy pajamas.

The Beef and Bone Marrow Pie

Chi Spacca, Los Angeles

First of all, it is so beautiful. Nancy Silverton’s crust is outstanding and perfectly luscious, plus inside is big meat in a little pie. So, so tasty.

Beef Cheek Ravioli with Crushed Squab Liver and Black Truffles

Babbo, New York City

This dish is absolutely delightful. I have to go to Babbo just to scratch my itch for this dish. The ingredients are over the top and they complement each other perfectly. This is what you call super sexy!

Tipsy Texan

Franklin Barbecue, Austin, Texas

I am not a super barbecue girl, as I grew up in upstate New York and it wasn’t really part of our culture. But this sandwich is worth the two-hour wait in line. It starts with a layer of purple coleslaw on a white bun, followed by sliced pickles, moist, smoky chunks of beef brisket and sliced sausage. Simply amazing.

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