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Y&H is no Orr Shtuhl. My tolerance for compiling arbitrary lists hovers somewhere in the vicinity of my tolerance for the smell of old folks’ homes. But like visiting elderly loved ones in th0se dreadful places that smell of piss and Clorox, I often compile lists when compelled to do so by conscience or by editor.

For the Jan. 1 edition, I have put together my list of Best New Restaurants in the metro area. It’s as arbitrary, limited, and self-serving as every other list out there, but I have to admit, it was a good exercise to look back on the past 12 months and review the highs and lows, no matter how relative.

But now that that task is behind me and I have started thinking about a little time off, I wanted to put the question to you, Young & Hungry readers: What were your favorite new restaurants of 2009?

 To jog your memory, I’ve compiled a woefully incomplete list of places that opened in 2009.

Ren’s Ramen

Ping Pong Dim Sum

Blue Ridge

Birch & Barley/ChurchKey

Pica Taco

J&G Steakhouse

Sou’Wester

Zentan

Pho 14

Plume

The General Store

New Kam Fong

G Street Food

Sichuan Pavilion

Pho Viet

Eventide

District Taco

Potenza

Masala Art

Eatonville

Siroc

Againn

Kora

H Street Country Club

Saigon Bistro

Pizze

Room 11

BRABO and BRABO Tasting Room

Spice X-ing

Masa 14

Open Kitchen

RIS

Tomatillo Taqueria

Seventh Hill Pizza

Bibiana

Kellari Taverna

Columbia Firehouse

Kabab-ji Grill

Inox