December 30, 2016

Jeff's Top 50 Meals & Drinks Of 2016

One of my favorite things is looking back at all of the places that I've been lucky enough to eat and drink at over the course of the year - here are 50 of my favorite things from 2016...

Olamaie - Austin, Texas
Whole meal

Son Of A Gun - Los Angeles, California
Linguine & clams with sea urchin

Hometown Bar B Que - Red Hook, Brooklyn
All the meat (especially the pastrami bacon)

Parson's Chicken & Fish - Chicago, Illinois
The food's great, but the Negroni Slushy is where it's at

Restaurante Maya-Nah - Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
Fish tacos at an out-of-the-way place in the tiny town of Puerto Aventuras

Gunter Seeger New York - New York, NY
10-course tasting menu

City Market - Luling, Texas
They open at 7am. We like to get there and have brisket for breakfast

Latitude 29 - New Orleans, Louisiana
Any opportunity to have cocktails from the one and only Jeff "Beachbum" Berry. Here's the 'Navy Grog'

Liholiho Yacht Club - San Francisco, California
Anything with that Spam of theirs

Scott's Bar-B-Que - Hemingway, South Carolina
Whole hog barbecue

Mike's Taco Club - San Diego, California
Octopus taco, shrimp taco, fish taco

Macon Road Bar-B-Cue - Columbus, Georgia
Pork sandwiches

The Spotted Pig - New York, NY
Roquefort burger

Valentina's Tex-Mex - Austin, Texas
Brisket taco

Fisher's - Orange Beach, Alabama
Murder Point oysters

Emporio - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Buffalo chicken meatball sandwiches

Sushi Nozawa - Los Angeles, California

Midway BBQ - Union, South Carolina
Chicken stew and beef hash sandwich

Genuine Liquorette - New York, NY
Cocktails made with airplane bottles

Kinmont - Chicago, Illinios
Octopus, pork belly and kimchee

Dixie Pig BBQ - Englewood, Tennessee
We just happened upon this trailer in east Tennessee - they don't skimp on the slaw

Pier 76 - Staten Island, New York
Pizza with the classic 'pepperoni cups,' as well as the seldom-seen sausage cups

Company Burger - New Orleans, Louisiana
Double cheeseburger

Duff Brewery - Orlando, Florida

Hattie B's - Nashville, Tennessee
Hot chicken

Black's BBQ - Lockhart, Texas
Beef rib & brisket

Otto Enoteca - New York, NY
Tip: just have Mario send out all the pizzas

Nu-Way Weiners - Macon, Georgia
Chili cheese slaw dog is a must-order

Marea - New York, NY
Anything and everything on the menu

White Swan - Seattle, Washington
'Poutine Of The Sea'

Cole's - Los Angeles, California
'Originators of the French Dip'

James Beard House - New York, NY
Nashville's Peg Leg Porker & the folks from Hog & Hominy / Andrew Michael in Memphis teamed up for a stellar meal at the Beard House

Ironside - San Diego, California
They just kept sending out oysters

Tiki-Ti - Los Angeles, California
Mai Tais!

Fox Bros & Taqueria del Sol - Atlanta, Georgia
The pastrami short rib taco at the 'Foxeria del Sol' event

Beto's Pizza - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Yes, the cheese and pepperoni are uncooked. That's how they do it, and it's fantastic

Acre - Auburn, Alabama
Chicken fried bacon with gravy & syrup

Viceroy Hotel - Riviera Maya, Mexico

Matt's El Rancho - Austin, Texas
Enchiladas are top-notch, but the Bob Armstrong dip is a no-brainer

Momofuku Ssam Bar - New York, NY
The bo ssam - enough pork to feed a small army (or some of the Green Olive staff)

Ted Peters Smoked Fish - St. Petersburg, Florida
Mullet dip and a frosty beer

Emmy Squared - Brooklyn, NY
Detroit-style pizzas

Rusty's Bar-B-Q - Leeds, Alabama
Their barbecue is great, but we can't stop ordering the burger

Taylor Grocery - Taylor, Mississippi
Their catfish has a permanent spot on our 'top meals' list

Chai Pani - Decatur, Georgia
Bombay chili cheese fries

The Amigo Room - Palm Springs, California
All of the cocktails

Cochon Butcher - Nashville, Tennessee
'Le Pig Mac'

Hog & Hominy - Memphis, Tennessee
The pepperoni pizza with honey

Baroo - Los Angeles, California
Kimchi fried rice with slab bacon

City House - Nashville, Tennessee
Belly ham pizza, with 'The Moose' to drink