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Clean Plate Awards

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

Staff Picks: 2018 Clean Plate Awards

Restaurant Business team members name their favorite dishes of the year.

Clean Plate Awards

Staff Picks

Members of the Restaurant Business team also shared the best dishes they had from restaurants this year. Here’s a sampling of what they said. Check out the full list of staff picks here.  Patr...

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 ...

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...

Grapefruit and Feta Tartine Call, Denver A perfect example of how a small, nondescript restaurant that is doing something truly special can break through the clutter and shine. I v...

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...

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...

Prosciutto e Rucola Spacca Napoli, Chicago  The prosciutto and arugula pizza at Spacca Napoli is a flavor all its own. The chewy crust with charred bubbles balance perfectly with t...

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...

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...