'best of 2012' on Serious Eats

Carey's Favorite New NYC Restaurants of 2012

You know a restaurant opening is an important one when, a few months later, you can't imagine New York without it. 2012, despite plenty of closures even before a catastrophic storm that crippled, closed, or delayed so many restaurants, was a fantastic year for eating in the city. Here are my favorites of the year: not just full-service restaurants, but the odd bakery, cocktail bar, and Mediterranean lunch joint thrown in for good measure. More

Bronx Eats: 2012 In Retrospect

2012 was a good year for the Bronx here on Serious Eats. It was our first year of dedicated coverage of the borough's culinary trappings, and boy did we find some tasty bites. So when presented with the task of putting together a year-end post, I wanted to focus on highlighting some of the more unique Bronx experiences that we have covered. Here they are. More

Top 10 Cake Posts of 2012

Cakes are often made for celebrations, and that can mean pressure. The pressure to pick the right cake. The pressure to have it come out right. That's where we came in. This year, we gave you great choices for everything from summery ice box cakes to grand decorated confections, plus tips on making pound cake, layered cakes, and more. More

Our Favorite NYC Chef Interviews of 2012

I (obviously) have a thing for food. But even more so I'm fascinated by people—what they love, how they express themselves, and what they give value. More than anything, the accomplished chefs we've sat with for this series teach us to be present with our ingredients, our guests, and the special moments that bring us together to eat, drink and be merry in the city that rarely sleeps. More

9 NYC Food and Restaurant Resolutions for 2013

Another year, another set of restaurant openings, closings, trends, and happenings in the ever-evolving New York food world. What made you hungry and what left you cold? What do you want to see more (or less) of in the year to come? Here's our list of resolutions that eaters and restaurant owners could stand to keep in mind in 2013. More

Food Artisans: New York's Best of 2012

Among the fifty-some local food artisans I talked with in 2012, there were some real standouts, products I purchase again for myself and as gifts. Some of them are straight-out-of-the-package delicious, while others play a shining supporting role in preparing other foods, but they're all pretty spectacular. More

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