Favorite 2010 Best of Lists from L.A. Food Writers

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Year’s end always brings a tidal wave of Best Of lists. Of course Food GPS is no exception, but there are plenty of interesting 2010 reflections from other L.A. food writers.

Caroline on Crack

On December 28, Caroline on Crack founder Caroline Pardilla posted about her Top 10 Favorite Cocktails of 2010. She even includes a handy map that plots her favorite bars from 2010.

Drink Eat Travel

On January 3, the three-headed Drink Eat Travel monster posted their Best of Drink Eat Travel 2010, including stories on The Bruery, Pyongyang Express and Tight Pants.

Eater LA

In the final week of December, Eater LA editor Kat Odell posted responses to a series of questions to encapsulate 2010, asking Were There Any Restaurants That You Broke Up With in 2010?, What and Where Was Your Single Best Meal in 2010?, What Was The Biggest LA Dining Surprise of 2010?, What Was LA’s Best Dining Neighborhood in 2010? and had respondents list their 2010 Top Los Angeles Restaurant Standbys and 2010 Top Newcomers in Los Angeles .


Gas•tron•o•my founder Cathy Chaplin posted a series of The Year in Delicious posts, the most tantalizing involving her Top 10 Savories of 2010, which went live December 29 and included a number of international dishes and some very good photos.

LA Weekly

On December 23, Squid Ink contributor Caroline on Crack provided a solid overview of the Top 10 Food Fights of 2010: Jonathan Gold, Rick Bayless, Whales + More.

On December 23, LA Weekly restaurant critic Jonathan Gold cited his 10 Best Dishes of 2010, including a cappuccino, pasilla chile soup with chicharrones and duck carnitas.

Midtown Lunch

On December 27, Midtown Lunch founder Zach Brooks took a unique look back on 2010 by assembling A Year of L.A. Lunching in One Gigantic Photo.

Street Gourmet LA

On December 30, Street Gourmet LA founder Bill Esparza reflected on his collective 2010 triumphs, including appearances on Bizarre Foods and Top Chef Masters, in a post titled, 2010 – It Was a Very Good Year, Indeed. He also looks ahead to 2011 with some “resolutions.”


On December 31, Tomo brilliantly illustrated her 12 Sensational Dishes of 2010, reinforcing that “Behind each dish was a talented chef with a radiant smile that I will never forget.” Very inventive and effective.


Joshua Lurie

Joshua Lurie founded FoodGPS in 2005. Read about him here.

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