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Clean Plate Awards

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

Paul D’Amico

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...

Clean Plate Awards

Gracie Presanson

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 ...

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

Industry experts name their favorite meals of the year.

Winning dishes have showcased myriad notable trends, many of which continue to influence the industry today.

We've gathered an esteemed panel of industry insiders to name the restaurant dishes they enjoyed most over the last year-the ones that literally made them clean their plates.

Read on to see which award-winning dishes made this year’s distinguished panel literally clean their plates in 2016.

The panel of restaurant industry pros that judged this year’s Clean Plate Awards eat for a living.

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