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Clean Plate Awards

Industry pros share their favorite restaurant 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...

Clean Plate Awards

Robert Wiedmaier

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...

Industry experts name their favorite menu items of 2018.

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 ...

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...

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...

Nacho Fries BellGrande Taco Bell, Chicago locations Taco Bell subbed fries for chips for a winner of an LTO. Smart, because the chain just brought the same ingredients through the suppl...

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