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Clean Plate Awards

Industry pros share their favorite restaurant dishes of the year
Clean Plate Awards

Nina Compton

Lamb Neck Roti Turkey and the Wolf, New Orleans The Lamb Neck Roti at Turkey and the Wolf is one of the most memorable dishes I had this year. The tender lamb is cooked in chiles and ca...

Clean Plate Awards

Anthony Pigliacampo

Sorrel Pesto Rice breakfast bowl Sqirl, Los Angeles This is the best thing I’ve ever put in my mouth. The flavors are intense—crispy rice on the bottom layer is topped with sorrel pesto...

Tom Kha Gai Le Thai, Las Vegas This soup requires no spoon, only a bib. Every time I go I swear that I will finally finish a full round of coconut kaffir gin cocktails I’ve had in my n...

Vuelve a la Vida and Reina Pepiada Arepas  Obra Kitchen Table, Miami Venezuelan-born chef Carlos Garcia goes deep into the street food sensibility with his take on this timeless, r...

Industry experts name their favorite menu items of 2018.

Mama DePandi’s Bucatini RPM Italian, Chicago The pasta is made in-house at RPM Italian and it comes with a simple marinara sauce. The portion is meant for sharing, but it’s pretty small...

Bruschetta Board Postino Wine Cafe, Phoenix I find that this menu item takes all the best pairings from a cheese and charcuterie board to build bruschetta on freshly baked bread. The gu...

Black Truffle Pizza S.Y. Kitchen, Santa Ynez, Calif. I usually order a different entree every time I eat at S.Y., but when the Black Truffle Pizza is available as a special, it’s alway...

Italian Submarine White House Sub Shop, Atlantic City, N.J. After I visit my restaurant in Atlantic City and before I leave to go back to Washington, I stop at the original White House ...

Nashville Hot Chicken Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, Nashville I’m obsessed with the hot chicken at Hattie B’s. The kitchen has figured out the unicorn of this iconic dish. It’s hot enough to ...

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