I just looked back at my 2010 posts. I can’t believe all the shit I ate. Here are some of the best.

Best Lunch Sandwich: Johny’s Melissa Munchie. All sandwiches should have onion rings and/or french fries stuffed in it.
06 Melissa Munchie Johnys Best Things I Ate in 2010

Best Fried Chicken: There was a lot of new fried chicken this year (Hill Country Chicken, the new Pies N Thighs). All super good, but the Commodore edges them out just a bit for their super flaky skin and honey butter/hot sauce to dip with. Also they have the Hot Fish Sandwich you can eat on the side.
05 Fried Chicken and biscuits The Commodore Best Things I Ate in 2010

Best Food Cart: Veronica’s Kitchen in the Financial District. If only this cart was in my work-hood. The best and spiciest Jerk Chicken and Goat Roti. The hot sauce on the side is awesome.
04 Jerk Chicken Veronicas Kitchen Best Things I Ate in 2010

Best Mexican: Plaza Mexico Dona Zita’s Pork Torta Sandwich at Coney Island’s Midway. This thing is so big and topped with tender roast pork pernil, avocados, and Oaxaca Cheese. Now I’m not sure if this place still exists or it’s fate (with all the Coney Island drama these past years.) Here’s hoping for another summer Torta.
08 My Pork Torta on the Griddle Best Things I Ate in 2010
Honorable Mention: Zaragoza Deli Tacos. Tongue Tacos!

Best Punjabi Food: Punjabi Deli. Cheap, quick, opens late!
11 Small Bowl with 2 Veggies Punjabi Deli Best Things I Ate in 2010

Best Seafood: I loved the boiled crawfish at Franky & Johnny’s, but these Charbroiled Oysters at Drago’s are some next level shit. Tastes like a good steak. There’s so much awesome food in New Orleans. The Popeye’s is really good there.
08 Charbroiled Oysters Dragos Best Things I Ate in 2010

Best Burger: Heartland Brewery’s HB Burger. So juicy and flavorful. Matt likes his meat raw and they made it just right.
04 HB Burger rare Best Things I Ate in 2010

Best Deal: Wah Fung No. 1 Fast Food’s Roast pork over Rice. Only $2.50 for this mound round of rebound.
05 Roast Pork with Rice Wah Fung No 1 Fast Food Best Things I Ate in 2010
Honorable Mention: 2 Bros Pizza Plus’ $2 Jerk Chicken (leg+thigh) and $1 pizzas …I ate so many Jerk Chicken and Veggie Rice lunches ($3) this year.

Best Offal: Cheng Du Tian Fu’s Beef Tripe with Hot Pepper Sauce in the Flushing Golden Mall Food Stalls. I never imagined tripe could taste so good. It was a much different experience from the one I had from the Grand & Bowery Chinese cart.
11 Beef Tripe with Hot Pepper Sauce Cheng Du Tian Fu Best Things I Ate in 2010

Best Buffet: DhaBa’s Indian Lunch Buffet. Great meat and veggie selection and definitely one of the better tasting spots in Curry Hill.
02 Indian buffet at DhaBa Best Things I Ate in 2010

Best Pizza: Best Pizza’s Grandma Slice. Yes. The best pizza is served at a place called Best Pizza. I did have Di Fara’s only a few days before this. Sure, Di Fara’s has the best traditional Brooklyn slice.  But Best Pizza takes slices to the 21st century.
03 Garlic and Onions Grandma slice Best Pizza Best Things I Ate in 2010

Best Ramen & Friends Dinner: Taste Good Malaysian Cuisine in Elmhurst, Queens. Thank you Yoshie for taking us here.
08 Braised Superior Fish Head Casserole Taste Good Elmhurst Best Things I Ate in 2010

Best Homemade Cooking: Rusty’s Turkey Bacon Turtle Burger! More for show than taste.
06 Cooked Turtle Burgers Best Things I Ate in 2010

Best Chinese: Lan Zhou’s Pork Bone Handpulled Noodle Soup. The guy hand-pulls your noodles out in the open. Dinner and a show.
01 Pork Bone Handpulled Noodle Soup Lan Zhou Best Things I Ate in 2010

Best Drunk Food: Carmine’s Philly Cheesesteak Pizza. Makes you feel as bad as waking up to a bunch of White Castle boxes next to your bed.
01 Carmines Philly Cheesesteak Pizza Best Things I Ate in 2010

Best Vegetarian: Meskerem’s Ethiopian Vegetarian Combo. So good, you won’t notice there’s no meat.
05 Darren Hanlon at Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant Best Things I Ate in 2010
Honorable Mention: 4 Course Vegan Underground Brooklyn Dinner. I really liked how spicy the food was.

Best New RestaurantM. Wells in Long Island City, Queens. A lot of eccentric food made fancy in an old-style diner. Sweatbreads Sandwich and Escargots & Bone Marrow. Yes, please.
05 Sweetbreads Sandwich M Wells Best Things I Ate in 2010

Best Overall Thing I Ate: Grand Bo Ky’s Beef Belly Noodle Soup. Booyah!
02 Beef Belly Noodle Soup Grand Bo Ky Best Things I Ate in 2010

Thank you for reading my food blog. Let’s do more next year!

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