Zachary Feldman's 11 Favorite Dishes from 2013

Part of the omakase tasting at Tanoshi
Isaan Thai food, micro-focused establishments, pastry celebrities, celebrity pastries, burgers with buns made of noodles -- this year had it all. As infuriating as the NYC trend machine can often be, the city's dining scene is as vibrant as ever and for that we can only be thankful. Here are some of the plates that wowed me in 2013.

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The Spotted Pig's Burrata with Sautéed Wild Mushrooms on Toast, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes


No. 1: Burrata with sauteed wild mushrooms on toast from the Spotted Pig (314 West 11th Street, 212-620-0393)

We end our countdown of dishes with an oldie but a goodie: a simple bite from an iconic New York spot.

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Sea Witch's Fried Clam Roll, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes


No. 2: Fried clam roll from Sea Witch (703 5th Avenue, Brooklyn; 347-227-7166)

A nautical-themed bar doles out crisp, clam-shaped New England justice.

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Tres Carnes' Smoked Brisket Burrito, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes


No. 3: Smoked brisket burrito from Tres Carnes (688 Avenue of the Americas, 212-989-8737)

Serious barbecue meets Chipotle-style burrito production for a hybrid cuisine so good we can only describe it as "Tex-Mexcellent".

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Dovetail's Caramelized Onion Galette, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

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No. 4: Caramelized onion galette from Dovetail (103 West 77th Street, 212-362-3800)

Michelin-starred chef Jon Fraser channels his French training for this edible ode to autumn.

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Louro's Belly Goat Burger, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes


No. 5: Belly goat burger from Louro (142 West 10th Street, 212-206-0606)

Goat is the most popular meat in the world. Let David Santos show you why.

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El Comedor's Sea Anemone in Soft Scrambled Eggs, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes


No. 6: Sea anemone in soft scrambled eggs from El Comedor at El Quinto Pino (401 West 24th Street, 212-206-6900)

Uncommon seafood and a breakfast comfort staple make surprisingly tasty bedfellows.

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Barney Greengrass's Smoked Fish Platters, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes


No. 7: Smoked fish platters from Barney Greengrass (541 Amsterdam Avenue, 212-724-4707)

Smoked fish is Greengrass's calling card--and the platter price is worth every penny.

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Northeast Kingdom's Stone Cut Oat Porridge, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

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No. 8: Stone cut oat porridge from Northeast Kingdom (18 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-386-3864)

Porridge might be a breakfast basic, but on the dinner menu at Northeast Kingdom, it gets special treatment--and it should not be missed.

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Mission Chinese Food's Ma Po Tofu, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

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No. 9: Ma po tofu from Mission Chinese Food (154 Orchard Street, 212-529-8800)

Mission Chinese boasts a number of wacky hits, but we order the ma po tofu every time we sit down.

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