Slideshow: Staff Picks: The Best Things We Ate in June

Fried Cod from Bjellands Kjøkken, Bergen, Norway
Fried Cod from Bjellands Kjøkken, Bergen, Norway
The best thing I ate during my recent trip to Bergen was fried cod from Bjellands Kjøkken, a small restaurant known for making the kind of food a Norwegian grandma would serve her family, entirely run by one woman, Randi Bjelland. ...One woman who's about 80 years old. She recommended the fried cod since she had just bought it that morning at the local fish market. Two strips of flaky, moist cod, a requisite boiled potato, a pile of shredded apple and carrot slaw mixed with lemon juice, and a mound of thick remoulade = glorious food coma. —Robyn Lee, AHT editor and staff photographer
Grilled Thai Sausage, New York
Grilled Thai Sausage, New York
I hadn't had Patricia Yeo's food in years, but one bite of the Thai sausage she served at the Saveur barbecue reminded me what I've been missing. It had everything you'd want out of a sausage: it was clean-tasting, vibrantly flavored and seasoned, plenty porky, and struck just the right textural balance between coarse and fine. I'm sure her sausage will find its way into my frequent sausage dreams.—Ed Levine, Serious Eats founder and overlord
Pork Ribs at Fatty 'Cue, New York
Pork Ribs at Fatty 'Cue, New York
While I was in New York, I ate at the West Village location of Fatty Cue, and I have to say, I was impressed. (Truth is, I've had mixed experiences at Fatty Crab, and seriously mixed experiences at any NYC place claiming to serve BBQ). The pork ribs with Indonesian long pepper and fish sauce were probably the highlight—the edges had a bit of sweet caramelized crust, and once you nibbled that, the meat came easily off the bone. Of course we're not in dry rub territory. Either you like the sauce that pork is doused in, or you don't, and I did. —Carrie Vasios, Sweets Editor
Oklahoma Onion Burger
Oklahoma Onion Burger
Despite working on over a half dozen burger topping variations this month, my favorite was the humble Oklahoma Onion Burger, a slider-like burger that's equal parts onions and beef, all bound together with a slice of American cheese and a few pickle slices tucked into a steamed bun. The classics are really tough to improve on, aren't they?—Kenji Lopez-Alt, Chief Creative Officer
Fresh Fluke, Long Island Sound
Fresh Fluke, Long Island Sound
The best thing I ate this month pretty much has to be the fluke I caught with my own bare hands (okay, fine, with a fishing rod, but still) on the Long Island Sound. I don't have a picture of the finished product —part Thai-flavored ceviche and part seared filets with a miso-butter-red wine sauce —but I do have this shot of my moment of victory. I'm not sure if the fish tasted so good because I woke up at 3am and drove three hours to catch it, or because I went fishing with a man nicknamed "The Fish Murderer," or if the fluke were eating some particularly flavor-enhancing bait that day. It doesn't even matter. It's the best fish I've ever tasted in any month.—Jamie Feldmar, Managing Editor
Lamb and Green Squash Dumplings at Tianjin Dumpling House, New York
Lamb and Green Squash Dumplings at Tianjin Dumpling House, New York
I never took the time to check out Flushing when I lived in New York, so I was thrilled when Max suggested we check out some of his favorite spots while I was in town for a quick trip. The highlight of the tour, by far, were the lamb and green squash dumplings from Tianjin Dumpling House in the basement of the Golden Shopping Mall. The paper thin exterior of each dumpling was impressively light, yet somehow managed to stand up to the juicy fillings. I could say more, but all I need to do is point you to this picture of Ed trying the same dumplings for you to understand everything." —Nick Kindelsperger, Chicago Editor
Everything at Cocoron, New York
Everything at Cocoron, New York
After two years of being told how awesome Cocoron is, and definitely thinking about going pretty much all the time, I finally managed to actually get my butt in there. Needless to say, I felt compelled to eat a whole lot of soba. I managed to plow my way through the absurdly creamy Home Made Silky Tofu, some refreshingly smooth Cold Sesame Soba, AND a bowl of Pork Shabu Soba, before accepting that there was just no more room inside. But the noodles did the tender-firm balancing act so well, and the sauces were so richly flavorful, that five minutes later I had to retract said acceptance in order to do some soba dipping / stuff my face a lot-a-bit more. In short, yum. —Niki Achitoff-Gray, Associate Editor
Chilaquiles Remo at San Jalisco, San Francisco
Chilaquiles Remo at San Jalisco, San Francisco
San Jalisco in the Mission is a fun place for brunch: it's lively (but not so crowded you can't get a seat), and they offer a sizable breakfast menu with a few different types of chilaquiles. This tasty version pairs the tortilla bits with chicken and sour cream, there's another with chorizo and nopales.—Maggie Hoffman, Drinks and Senior Editor
Fish Board at Maiden Lane, New York
Fish Board at Maiden Lane, New York
The fish board at Maiden Lane in the East Village is delicious—high quality and beautiful! It's the perfect snack to share with a few friends, they've got a great wine list and the staff is really nice. If I lived in the East Village I think I'd be there all the time.—Tracie Lee, Designer