So far I've done a list of my favorite books and favorite travel memories of 2013. My final list is favorite food memories of 2013.
1. The Salty Pimp
Big Gay Ice Cream in New York City.
2. Eating at Rick Bayless's restaurants three times in 36 hours
3. Chicken and Waffles
Amy Ruth's in Harlem. Since I can't take a trip to Harlem every time I feel the urge, it's now my favorite thing to order for breakfast/brunch at Zingerman's Roadhouse in Ann Arbor.
4. Indian food in Iceland?
Astur Indafjalagid (try saying that 5 times real fast).
5. Icelandic Arctic char
6. Jeni's cherry lambic sorbet
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams just recently opened a shop in Chicago, so on the same trip where we ate a ridiculous amount of Rick Bayless food (see above), we also packed a cooler full of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams to take home with us. My favorite pint wasn't ice cream at all but this tart, luscious sorbet. I am waiting for the day when Jeni's opens a shop in the Detroit/Ann Arbor area. My waistline, however, is not waiting for that day.
7. Garrett's Chicago Mix Popcorn
8. Trying goat for the first time
Roast in Detroit has the best happy hour in the entire metro Detroit area. You can order burgers and other bar food like rosemary fries and "Roast beast of the day" tacos for $4 a piece. With those prices I decided to get up the courage to try goat for the first time. While the actual taste and texture of the goat was somewhat bland and similar to pork, what's memorable about it for me is the fact that I tried it and didn't hate it. :)
9. Discovering that vegan baking can actually be delicious
-- not because they were vegan, but because I am a terrible cookie baker. These peanut butter surprise chocolate chip cookies (the surprise is sriracha and Chinese five-spice) had a lovely, soft chew to them.
10. This chocolate bar from Mexico
11. Crispy pork belly at Mani Osteria in Ann Arbor
What were your favorite food memories of 2013?
See my favorite food memories of 2012.