I'm crying tears of relief that the big Style Weekly restaurant issue is finally on newsstands (right now!) and no one's going to ask me who I think should be restaurant of the year. Again. With examples. At last, I can stop eating out for a while and get back to cooking again.
It was a hard, hard decision, my faithful readers, and annoyingly, I didn't get to make it all by my lonesome. But then I'd have to write it all, and that really would be a nightmare, don't you think?
Fortunately, the actual heavy lifting was done by my indefatigable editor, Deveron Timberlake, along with serious groundwork by critics Joe Cates and Don Baker. Below you'll find links to my contributions but I do recommend stopping by one of those red boxes and picking up an actual paper copy. It looks so much better in print.
The Best Dishes with Joe Cates