Earlier this week, Shane over at Best of The Big A published the annual round up of the top dishes of 2012, including the top five as voted on by the BotBA readers, as well as the top dishes selected by the Food & More team. For my favorite dish, I picked one that I’ve gushed about to friends and in print alike, the Salt and Pepper shrimp at Octopus Bar in East Atlanta. Jenny picked the Cherry Ginger Explosion cookie at The Cookie Studio in Decatur, and John crowned the goujonettes of catfish at Watershed on Peachtree his favorite dish of last year.
Among the reader favorites, the resurrected fried chicken at Watershed took top honors, with the Brisket at Grand Champion BBQ, the Lewis Grizzard Special at Spraberry’s, pork belly tacos at Iberian Pig, and the roasted mushrooms over polenta at Local Three rounding out the rest of the top 5.
But, I know that there are more dishes that deserve a mention than made our lists, so I’d like to hear from the Food & More readers on this one. What was your favorite dish that you tried in 2012? And I’ll put a caveat on this: I don’t want to hear about your favorite dish for the last 10 years that you also technically ate in 2012. I’m looking for the best dish that you had for the first time ever last year.
What was the new dish you tried last year that stood out as the best?
-By Jon Watson, Food & More blog