Wow! What a magical year 2011 was. I had some truly fabulous meals and many amazing culinary adventures. I also had some life-changing press! - ... wanted=all

Here were some of the highlights:

Top meal of the year:

Momofuku Ko - David Chang's 12 seat foodie gem blew my mind. All 12 courses.

Top Newcomers of the Year:

Fatty Cue (West Village)
Zabb Elee
Barrio 47
The Dutch

Go To Spot of the Year:

New Malaysia Restaurant - I found myself at this restaurant most often. Love this place!

Most Memorable Dishes of the Year:

Oysters and Pearls (Per Se)

All sushi from Sushi of Gari (Midtown location)

Sea Urchin Cappucino (Eleven Madison Park)

Pork Soup Dumplings (RedFarm)

Oyster Pan Roast (John Dory Oyster Bar)

Most Fun Dish of the Year:

All the ice cream cookie sandwiches from the Coolhaus Truck. Unbelievable!

Restaurant I sent two dishes back:

Imperial No. 9 - oops, someone messed up.

Burger of the Year:

Lamb Burger (The Breslin)

Runner up: Steakhouse Burger (The Brindle Room)

Charming West Village Restaurants you need to go to:

I Sodi and Buvette

Fried Chicken of the Year:

Lexington Brass

Waiter of the Year:

Raphael (Buvette)

Ok, so these were just some quick highlights of a truly magical year. 2012 promises to be even bigger and better. Look out for the NYC Foodie, Foodie Magician, on a tv channel near you soon too! Have a wonderful 2012!

Bon Appetit!