Clean Plate Awards
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!
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.