2013 Top 10 Foods

Top 10 List

Any entry on this list would be well worth repeating.


Every Monday, Food of the Week celebrates my favorite dish from the previous seven days. This year, I was lucky enough to live in Los Angeles and travel to incredible eating cities like Hong Kong, Honolulu, San Francisco, and New York. Seemingly unlikely places like Richmond and Salt Lake City also yielded culinary treasures. In retrospect, here are my 10 favorite foods from 2013, which appear in order of preference.

5. The Pig and The Lady Pho French Dip

Sandwich Honolulu

Andrew Le and mom Loan made a devastating one-two punch for The Pig and The Lady: pho French dip.

4. Bestia Beef Tongue

Italian Food Los Angeles

Piquant, spicy, and earthy accouterments complement Bestia’s tender beef tongue in DTLA.

3. Ronin Triggerfish

Fish Hong Kong

Ronin chef Matt Abergel shows deft touch with triggerfish, adding layered flavor and chestnut chips.

2. Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria Short Ribs

Italian Food New York City

Il Buco Alimentari’s short ribs with accouterments like Castelverano olives and colatura is a savory masterwork.

1. Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen Sourdough Donut

Donuts Richmond

A Mennonite family drives over an hour each way to serve glazed sourdough donuts in Richmond.


Joshua Lurie

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

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