1.01.2009

My Best Of 2008


This is my second "Best Of" list that I have made here at Food & Ink and although quite a few of these are the same as last year, there are a lot of newcomers to this list.  I try to check out as many places as I can but there are always places that I am unable to visit, so please let me know what I have missed and where I should make sure to check out in 2009.  Happy New Year!

Best Restaurant - Pok Pok
Best New Restaurant - Bunk Sandwiches
Best Chef - Andy Ricker
Best Lunch - Higgin's
Best Burger - Helvetia Tavern
Best Fast Food Burger - Five Guys
Best Taco - Por Que No
Best Pork Belly - Toast
Best Barbecue - Russell Street Bar-B-Cue
Best Pizza - Ken's Artisan Pizza
Best Slice - Bella Faccia
Best Bagel - Kenny & Zukes
Best Fish & Chips - Halibut's 
Best Sandwich - Tribute's
Best Gyro - Aybla
Best Cuban Sandwich - Pambiche
Best Food Cart - Garden State
Best Pub - The Horse Brass
Best Coffee - Portland Roasting
Best Coffee Shop - Albina Press on Hawthorne 
Best Dessert - Jaciva's
Best Local Beer - Laurelwood Moose & Squirrel Russian Imperial Stout
Best Breakfast - Pinestate Biscuits
Best Breakfast Potatoes - Toast
Best Eggs Benedict - Milo's City Cafe
Best Bakery - Little T American Bakery
Best Chinese Restaurant - Ling Garden
Best Dim Sum - Wong's King Seafood Restaurant
Best Thai - Thai Mango
Best Indian - Indish
Best Italian - Portofino
Best French - Carafe
Best Brunch - Papa Haydn
Best Cheese - Steve's Cheese
Best French Fries - Russell Street Bar-B-Que & Bluehour
Best Vegetarian - Laughing Planet
Best Vegan - There is no such thing!

And again like last year, just a few random "best of" things that don't belong on this blog.

Best Album - Mending by The New Frontiers
Best "New" Band - The Paper Rival
Best Concert - Minus The Bear
Best Movie - Forgetting Sarah Marshall 
Best TV Show - The Office
Best Reality TV - Top Chef
Best Resurrected Vinyl - Star Wars Soundtrack with original Poster in mint condition!