10 Best Foodie Foods Of 2011 According to Julie Besonen

Julie Besonen
1. BEST PIZZA: mushroom, prosciutto, peas & pecorino at Rubirosa

2. BEST SNACK: little oyster sandwiches at The Dutch

4. BEST GRILLED CHEESE: The Queens Kickshaw

5. BEST BRUNCH: latkes with poached eggs, smoked salmon and dill hollandaise at Minetta Tavern

6. BEST LUNCH: duck with chive pancakes at Momofuku Ssam Bar

7. BEST THING IN A JAR: portobello mushroom mousse with Parole whiskey and truffle jelly at Saxon + Parole

8. BEST VEGETABLE DISH: crispy brussels sprouts with mustard at Whitehall Bar + Kitchen

9. BEST PASTA:  Didier Elena's creamy sea urchin, fennel and garlic at Adour Alain Ducasse

10. BEST NEW RESTAURANT: Red Rooster Harlem (OK, it opened at the very end of 2010 but I didn't get there till 2011)

Photos: pizza from Serious Eats; oyster sandwiches from Time Out NY; fried chicken from NYC Food Guy; grilled cheese from Queens Rickshaw; latkes from Serious Eats; duck with chive pancakes from The MMMguide; portobello mushroom mousse from The Wandering Eater; brussells sprouts from Girl Eats City; Didier Elena's creamy sea urchin from egullet; Red Rooster's dining room from Red Rooster

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