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A Year In Food: Favorite Restaurant Dishes from 2017

As another year draws to a close, we reflect.

It’s pretty standard to look back on the year that was, and pay homage to the more memorable highs and lows dotting your timeline. Now, be honest: how many of those involve food?

Shift your gaze from behind the lense of your mind’s eye, to your stomach’s.

 2017, among other things, was a year filled with some outrageously awesome eats. As America ushered in a new era of revolutionary change, we likewise witnessed (and tasted) some truly revolutionary creations coming out of restaurant kitchens across the country.

To celebrate the year in all her delicious glory, we’ve polled restaurant staff and diners alike on their favorite dishes from 2017; from staff, their favorite new offering, from diners, their favorite fare eaten.  

Pull up a chair, keep your napkin handy, and get ready to grub; let’s nosh our way through the year in food, and some of the most delectable dishes 2017 had to offer.  

The Winner's Circle

Described as “your neighborhood beef, sausage, and hot dog joint,” 312 Beef & Sausage in Freeport, IL shook up the sausage game in 2017 by beefing up their standard offerings with the inclusion of a rotating new “dog of the week” option.

Co-Owner, Adam Talbert, says two were stand out sales successes:

  • The Mac & Cheese Dog – Bacon-wrapped Vienna dog topped with mac & cheese, toasted breadcrumbs & chopped fresh Chives.
  • The Southern Brunch Dog – Bacon-wrapped Vienna dog topped with fresh-cut hashbrowns, a fried egg, and homemade Italian sausage gravy on a steamed poppy seed bun.

Au Pied de Cochon

A unique dining experience in Quebec, Au Pied de Cochon is a carnivore-foodie’s dream. With two locations, one in the heart of the city, the other in the woods of greater Quebec, Au Pied de Cochon’s rotating menu offerings are small batch, undeniably drool-worthy, and only available to the eyes of diners once they sit down for their meal.

Toast employee Theo Gugiou was lucky enough to have their Foie Gras Lobster Roll. “Amazingly decadent,” he says, “20/10 would eat again”

Orinoco: A Latin Kitchen

Orinco: A Latin Kitchen is spicing up the Greater Boston Community with their authentic Venezuelan flavors and flair. Boasting an entirely native Venezuelan staff, and a “casual, lively, and fun” atmosphere, they blend old family recipes, classics from the Andes and Caribbean region, and local ingredients to give Boston area diners the tastiest glimpse into life in Venezuela.

Toast employee Lauren Hogge’s world was utterly rocked by their Cordero Tradicional, comprised of pistachio-panela-plaintain crusted New Zealand lamb chops with mint mojo, served with an Arugula/Cabrales cheese salad

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2018-01-04 00:00:00
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