'best of 2013' on Serious Eats

Niki's Best New York Bites of 2013

In a cruel, paradoxical twist of fate, I've eaten so many memorable meals this year that I can't help but feel I'm forgetting several that deserve to top this list. Alas, such is the life of a food writer in a city as rich with phenomenal dining options as New York. Many of the meals that have stuck with me are those I return to again and again; some because they're truly one of a kind, some for their unparalleled level of execution. See my top ten after the jump! More

Our Favorite Bronx Eats of 2013

We covered a ton of ground again this year in Bronx Eats, eating everything from lemon chicken soup in Riverdale to birria in Hunts Point. We started digging for the north Bronx's best Jamaican food, and picked up an ongoing quest to find the perfect mangu. If this second year of Bronx Eats proved anything for me, its that there's so much more good stuff left to eat and share with you. More

Joe's 10 Best Bites of 2013 in Chicago

I broadened my fried-food-only focus a little over midway through the year and hit the two year mark as a contributor in November. But whether I was slogging through french fries, fried chicken, top notch doughnuts, or beyond, I was continually struck by just how good it is to eat in Chicago. More

Kenji's 8 Best Bites in New York From 2013

It it just me, or has it been a good year for Asian food in New York, both traditional and modern? If my list of the eight best things I've eaten all year is any measure, then yes. It contains a whopping five dishes built on Japanese, Chinese, Korean, or Thai foundations. The rest are a mix of pasta, rice, and, er, bone marrow. No list is complete without bone marrow, right? More

The Best Sandwiches of 2013 in NYC

2013 has been a great year for sandwiches in New York. We welcomed some new favorites with roast beef, brisket, and several kinds of pork. We uncovered some outstanding tortas in the far reaches of Brooklyn and Queens. We explored the subtleties of what makes a great chicken parm. And we said goodbye to one of the city's finest purveyors of mozzarella. Here are our favorite NYC sandwiches from 2013. More

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