>> Monday, January 2, 2012
As 2011 is now over, it seems only natural to have some sort of concluding post to round out the year. While some other bloggers have done some form of 2011, I decided to go ahead and do the "geeky" thing and give a bunch of different awards.
|Kitchen 1540 - Seared Foie on Volcanic Stone|
- The Flash: The Flash will be a smaller review. Sometimes I go to a restaurant by myself and I only order a few things. I mean to go back and visit and order more things, but I don't get around to it. Rather than sitting on these reviews, I'm going to start giving some coverage of these places. Restaurants featured in The Flash will not be eligible for awards until they have been flashed at least 3 times.
- Interrupt: Besides the initial posts on China, I've largely kept my coverage San Diego based to this point. The interrupt will feature coverage of restaurants outside of San Diego (primarily in Orange County and LA). Some interrupts will be longer and feature full tasting menu reviews while others will be more like a flash. Restaurants featured as an Interrupt are eligible for awards.
- Best Protein Encased by Carbohydrates - This award is meant to encompass any form of sandwich, taco, burger, or other meaty filling surrounded by some sort of carb.
- Best Savory Baked Carbohydrate with Toppings - This award is meant to name the best pizza, flatbread, or similar concept food item.
- Best Ethnic Indian Dish
- Best Ethnic East Asian Dish
- Best Ethnic European Dish
- Best Ethnic Latin Dish
- Best American Dish
- Best Dessert
- Best Food Truck
- Best Random Unexpected Item
- Best Overall Raw Dish
- Best Overall Cooked Dish
- Best Progressive Meal
- Best Overall Dish
|Blanca - Lamb Burger|
|Devilicious - Soft Shell Crab Club|
|Pizzeria Mozza - Fennel Sausage Pizza|
|Pizzeria Bruno Napoletano - Brunoverde|
|Surati Farsan - Dahi Puri|
|Da Dong - Peking Duck|
|Ikko - Black Truffle Uni Chawanmushi|
|Cavaillon - Black Truffle and Scallop Veloute|
|Blanca - Charcuterie Selection|
|Super Cocina - Birria Soup|
|La Playita - Super Crazy Tostada|
|Whisknladle - Maine Diver Scallops|
|Blanca - Sous-vide Brisket|
|Nine-Ten - Strauss Yogurt Panna Cotta|
|Blanca - Goat Cheese Semifreddo|
|Rancho Valencia - Ramp Butter (top)|
|Blue Point Coastal Cuisine - English Pea Veloute|
|Blanca - Still Life of Local Waters|
|TBL3 @ Georges - Onion|
|Blanca - Last Supper|
|Blanca - Dumpling|