Sunday, August 23, 2009

One Year Old

Well, it's hard to believe, but tomorrow marks the official one year anniversary of the Hungry Roach! It's been quite a year of eating. But, to be completely fair to myself and my habits, the only difference in this past year and previous years is that I finally kept track of it. And, unlike most years, I actually don't have to work hard to think back on the year. My 2008-2009 journey (through restaurants) is right here before my eyes. And, instead of making you go back through the entire year, I thought I'd hand it you on a silver platter with my very first Top Ten in NYC. As ratings are usually my least favorite part of every post, I am feeling a little more generous on the big birthday and offering this gift of the ultimate ratings to my readers. And, here they are...


TOP TEN in NYC:
1) 10 Downing
2) The John Dory
3) Txikito
4) Socarrat Paella Bar
5) DBGB
6) Convivio
7) Boqueria
8) The Smith
9) L'Artusi
10) The Redhead

Now, it's up to you to go back and remember just why they made the cut!

9 comments:

ECR said...

Happy Anniversary HR!! Love your blog and can't wait to celebrate many more anniversaries with you!

GTS said...

The HR has brought many of us lots of joy...keep feeding our imaginations and tummies!! Happy Happy one year birthday/anniversary.

ML said...

A great first year - it has been fun to read as your posts and tastes evolve. I am off to meet friends at one of your top ten tonight! Happy Eating!

bferry said...

and what a great year it's been - cheers and congrats!

Carolena Deutsch said...

Happy Birthday HR!!

Ashley said...

Congrats to the Hungry Roach on a fab first year!!! Im soooo proud of you and cant wait to see you tomorrow for what i know will be a delicious dinner at my #1 spot in NYC!!!

ROACH, Great taste in food and friends said...

Thanks for all the congrats and bday wishes!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations! You have been my guiding light in NYC fine and fresh dining. You always provide wonderful insight with a unique personal touch. I look forward to more mouth watering reviews...

Kristin said...

I am loving this top ten list. Everytime I need a place, I resort to it and look forward to completing it. Your blog is fabulous, so here's to many more years!! (Picture me giving you a toast here.)