Gallery: Staff Picks: The Best Things We Ate in March

Duck Confit at Shopsin's, NYC
Duck Confit at Shopsin's, NYC

"Duck confit, scrambled eggs, and rye toast at Shopsins. Let's not ruin this with words." Max Falkowitz, SENY Editor

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Sunchokes from ABC Kitchen, NYC
Sunchokes from ABC Kitchen, NYC

"Sunchokes season is probably over by now but I got to enjoy this plate of the roasted tubers before ABC Kitchen switched over to its spring menu. The slightly sweet, knobby 'chokes are kicked up with some chilis and brightened with lemon zest and fresh herbs. I forgot how much I love sunchokes." Erin Zimmer

[Photograph: Renata Yagolnitzer]

Kimchi Tofu Stew at My Tofu House, San Francisco
Kimchi Tofu Stew at My Tofu House, San Francisco

"After a long day of hiking in Muir Woods, a stop at My Tofu House in the Inner Richmond was rejuvenating. Though the bibimbap seemed a bit overpriced, the bubbling cauldron of silken soft tofu and kimchi soup hit the spot: warming, savory, and sinus-clearing. I'll definitely be returning on future cool, foggy days for more."Maggie Hoffman, Drinks Editor

[Photograph: Maggie Hoffman]

The Coney Island at Brooklyn Central, NYC
The Coney Island at Brooklyn Central, NYC

"I fell pretty hard for the Coney Island ($18) at Brooklyn Central. Topped with mozzarella, taleggio, pistachios, honey, and truffle oil-infused ricotta, it's the kind of pie that the haters love to hate. But I'd urge even the most adamantly skeptical to give it a shot—there's a great smoky-nutty-earthy-sweet thing going on that's definitely worth sampling." Niki Achitoff-Gray, Slice Editor

[Photograph: Niki Achitoff-Gray]

Phat Thai Kung Sot at Pok Pok Phat Thai, NYC
Phat Thai Kung Sot at Pok Pok Phat Thai, NYC

"Thin rice noodles cooked in
rendered pork fat with tamarind, fish sauce, palm sugar, peanuts,
dried tofu, dried shrimp, pre-served radish, egg, garlic chives, beans
sprouts and chili powder, and fresh prawns. This was a redefining plate of food for me ('Oh, this is what pad thai
supposed to taste like!')."
Alaina Browne,General Manager

Chilaquiles with Cecina at La Casa De Samuel, Chicago
Chilaquiles with Cecina at La Casa De Samuel, Chicago

"When I decided to take a look at chilaquiles in Chicago, I knew I had to visit La Casa de Samuel because of its incredible handmade tortillas. I knew they'd make a great foundation for the dish—a hunch that turned out to be true. But what I wasn't expecting was that the dish could be topped with grilled cecina, a salted and dried meat that lends funk and heft to each bite." Nick Kindelsperger, Serious Eats Chicago Editor

La Casa De Samuel, 2834 West Cermak Road, Chicago, IL 60623 (map); 773-376-7474; lacasadesamuel.com

Yuzu Ramen Tasting Menu, NYC
Yuzu Ramen Tasting Menu, NYC

"We had some ramen at Mission Chinese that Danny Bowien sent out for 'dessert' at Mission Chinese, which was amazing, but the ramen tasting we had at the Yuzu Ramen Smorgasburg pop-up at Whole Foods on Bowery was insanely delicious from the first slurp to the last." Ed Levine, SE Overlord

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Grits from Maysville, NYC
Grits from Maysville, NYC

"Still dreaming about these guys from Maysville—cubes of grits are supple, almost puddinglike within, given a golden crust dotted with bourbon aioli, draped with tendrils of country ham from Broadbent Hams in Kentucky." Carey Jones, Senior Managing Editor

[Photo: Renata Yagolnitzer]

Dungeness Crabs (Bibs Included) from PPQ Dungeness Island, San Francisco
Dungeness Crabs (Bibs Included) from PPQ Dungeness Island, San Francisco

"I'd been hearing forever about this place called PPQ Dungeness Island in San Francisco. Their thing is, no surprise, Dungeness crab. You're supposed to get whole crab, which we did (two for two people, because um, we were hungry and when in Rome; though at $40 each so it's not cheap). We chose the black pepper version and the spicy jalapeno version. The suggested side (which everyone raves about) are the garlic noodles, though frankly ours were a little greasy and I could take or leave them. Cracking open those crabs, though, is pretty awesome. And yes, they give you fun plastic bibs." Carrie Vasios, Sweets Editor

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

The So Good from Shopsins, NYC
The So Good from Shopsins, NYC

"Maple syrup-drizzled, poached egg-filled, double-decker French toast grilled cheese sandwich from Shopsins (aptly named "So Good" on
the menu). Get sweet and savory breakfast fare in the same bite, TO
THE EXTREEEEME. Read more of my blabberings here." Robyn Lee, AHT editor

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Chocolate Malteds from EJ's Luncheonette, NYC
Chocolate Malteds from EJ's Luncheonette, NYC

"The best thing I ate in March (multiple times) is a chocolate malted. I crave them all day long and when my husband brings it home it's the best thing ever. Depending on the day I might share but most of the time this baby wants the entire shake." Jen Weinberg, Ad Sales Director

[Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]