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Dec 30, 2013
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CTbites Staff & Chef Picks for Top Eats of 2013

CTbites Staff & Chef Picks for Top Eats of 2013
"As food writers, photographers, and chefs, we have the pleasure of eating a lot of really great food," says the intro to the "top eats" feature on "Fairfield County has experienced something of a restaurant explosion over the past year, as new chefs move in and move on, and menus expand. We've endeavored to expand our coverage beyond those borders, seeking to cover more of the state and sharing those experiences that are worth seeking out. Instead of coming up with a top ten list ourselves, we asked the CTbites extended family to share some of their most memorable meals and dining experiences this past year."

To give you a taste of the results, here are Executive Editor Amy Kundrat's non-pizza recommendations


Community Table | Washington: If you haven't been here yet, I have yet to meet a dish by Joel Viehland and Simon-Marcel Davidson that didn't make me swoon, a dessert by Tommy Juliano that did not blow my mind or a bread basket by Briana Juliano that didn't make me profess my love for carbs. I still dream about this blood red plate of elk loin, gooseberry, and beetsthe sous vide oyster with tapioca and cream, and every dessert tasting I've shared, especially this recent ode to cubism.

Match | South Norwalk: When chef Matt Storch puts pho on the menu, run, don't walk to Match. 

Tikkaway Grill | New Haven: This one if more of a love of concept than just one dish. Gopi Nair manages to take the comforting flavors of Indian food, marrying them with a fast casual concept. 

Meat & Co. | New Haven: Roast beef, liverwurst, Landaff cheese and red onion jam on a Whole G pretzel roll. The God Forbid sandwich is a seriously good sandwich for serious sandwich folk.

For the rest, head over to the full story at CTbites.


CTbites Staff & Chef Picks for Top Eats of 2013

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