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Dishes We Dug
:  Waffle burger (pictured) at Locolat; cheese steak tartare at  Bourbon Steak; smoked duck reuben, ramp dough balls, armangnac-date pudding with Guinness toffee sauce at Poste; royal po’boy with barbecue shrimp and collard greens at Bayou; New Haven pie (white clams, garlic, olive oil, pecorino romano, oregano) at Pete’s Apizza.

Dishes We Didn’t: Corona-battered fish ‘n’ chips, made “with real Corona” at Grand Central. (May taste better than actually drinking that Corona!)

Best Acceptance Speech at the James Beard Awards: “I had money on [Grist.com’s Tom] Philpott. That’s all I have to say.”—former Young & Hungry columnist Tim Carman, winner in the best food-related columns/commentary category

Photo by Chris Shott