Our Biggest Food Stories of 2013


Just a few more hours before we ring in 2014. Already feeling nostalgic for 2013? Take a gander at some of our biggest food stories of the year, and relive the last 12 months.


Tripadvisor’s declared that several cities — including Boston — bested New York City when it came to pizza. This counter-argument explains why the Big Apple is superior to all other towns in the pie realm.

Speaking of which…The 10 best pizzas in NYC.

And speaking of lists, check out some of our most read, including the 10 best burgers in NYC, the 10 best Italian restaurants in NYC, the 10 best breweries in NYC(-ish), and the 10 best wine stores in Manhattan.

And speaking of superiority, the 10 things NYC does better than anywhere when it comes to dining and drinking.

What does your drink order say about you? If it’s a novelty shot or a vodka/Red Bull, it says you’re an asshole.

While we’re on the topic of assholes, the 10 worst people in NYC restaurants

…who are probably commanding judgment from their servers. You could be, too, and this is why.

2013 was the year of the Cronut. Here’s what to do if you have Cronut fever. And here’s what Dominique Ansel had to say about his business.

We also examined a different iconic New York pastry and the people behind it: the subway churro.

We ran a chef interview every week. Our most popular? Our chats with Pok Pok’s Andy Ricker, Annisa’s Anita Lo, and Franny’s Johnathan Adler.

We also chatted with Yannick Benjamin, a sommelier in a wheelchair who says a bottle of Gevrey-Chambertin saved his life.

We went behind the scenes at a number of distilleries and breweries. Our most watched video, though, was on Jack from Brooklyn’s Sorel.

Finally, the 20 best new restaurants of 2013.

Something you’d like to see more of in 2014? Let us know in the comments.