2008 was a good year for us in the GrubHub. Having a blog was a new dimension for us when we ate away from home. We had to constantly remember our camera and not be afraid to take multiple shots in uptight dining rooms. We were somewhat successful in venturing out to different neighborhoods (Red Hook, Woodside), investigating new cuisines (Vietnamese, Egyptian, Vegetarian, Czech) and even trying scary places in our hood (Roti Boti, Istria Sports Club). We generally have found that the more adventurous we were, the richer the rewards.

In 2009 we would like to further investigate the plethora of ethnic delights that is Queens, particularly Jackson Heights and Flushing. We would like to try some of the old New York historic landmarks that have escaped us so far. There will be more eating tours, more new cuisines, and hopefully special reports on the best in street vendors and the worst in diner cakes. Stay tuned!

Here is our list of the 10 best and most memorable dishes we ate in New York City in 2008.
The list is in no particular order. The links are to our reviews. Enjoy.
Season’s Eatings,
-WeCouldEat and Spud

Spud
* Spicy Chicken Nachos – Noche Mexicano, Upper West Side
* Chicken Mofongo – El Malecon, Upper West Side
* Lobster Roll – Pearl Oyster Bar, West Village (no review)
* Lamb Brains and Cheeks – Kebab Cafe, Astoria
* Chocolate Cake – The Chocolate Room, Park Slope (no review)
* Pupusas – Red Hook Ball Fields, Red Hook
* Fries with War Sauce – Pomme Frites, East Village
* Whoopie Pies – Baked, Red Hook
* French Onion Soup – Florent, Meatpacking Dsitrict
* Vietnamese Chicken Sandwich – Bao Noodles, Gramercy Park

WeCouldEat
* Tres Leches Cake – El Malecon, Upper West Side
* Grilled Octopus – Philoxenia, Astoria
* Fries with War Sauce – Pomme Frites, East Village
* Lamb Brains and Cheeks – Kebab Cafe, Astoria
* Whoopie Pies – Baked, Red Hook
* Roast Beef, Mozzarella & Fried Eggplant Hero – Defonte’s, Red Hook
* Chocolate Cake – The Chocolate Room, Park Slope (no review)
* Pupusas – Red Hook Ball Fields, Red Hook
* Garlic Duck – Sweet Basil, Woodside
* Lobster Roll – Pearl Oyster Bar, West Village (no review)

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