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The 2009 Best Of Menu

Food Essay | Written by Nathan Mattise

This was the first year of Diners Without Frosted Tips, so like every other blog on the ‘net, it’s time to commemorate things with our year-end list.

Diner food is (and hopefully always will be) the central focus of this site  and our first year-end list is no exception.  Presenting the best of what we’ve eaten in 2009.

The only rules:

A) The meal has to be eaten at a diner/breakfast place.

B)  This list is acknowledged as limited and subjective due to a regional limitation on the diners/meals I’ve been able to experience and the subjective criteria through which the “value” of a meal is judged.

C)  The meal has to have been eaten in 2009 but the review/article does not necessarily need to have been written/published yet (thus ensuring this is a true best of list since I’m not totally caught up on my reviews/essays).

Without any further delay, the Diners Without Frosted Tips’ 2009 Best Of Menu… Continue reading

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Michelin Stars, Paula Dean’s pole, 2009 cookbooks and an online restaurant review survey.

Food Links Compiled by Nathan Mattise

  • One of the most read New Yorker articles this month? Take a look behind the scenes with the folks who go undercover to determine the Michelin Star ratings.
  • For other food-related items from well-respected magazines, take a look at this interesting McSweeney’s take on Paula Deen.
  • Finally, if you enjoy anything on this blog, chances are you’ve looked at food reviews online at some point in your life. Share that experience with a needy grad student in this online restaurant review survey (being done for my Applied Research in Content Management Systems class).

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Diners Without Frosted Tips featured on USA Today’s Pop Candy

Food Links and Essay | Compiled by Nathan Mattise

…well, a list I wrote inspired by this blog was on Pop Candy. Click on to read my Top 5 Pop Culture Diners (and they’re not the five you’d expect… it’s a Meg Ryan-free list).

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Grilling tips, Trader Joe’s, text etiquette and National Chain Restaurant survey results

Food Links | Compiled by Nathan Mattise

  • ESPN’s Bill Simmons recently prepped folks for the outdoor grilling season by podcasting with Adam Perry Lang. The grill savant talked about over/under rated meats and tips for the weekend warrior.
  • I discovered Trader Joe’s first during a summer in Albuquerque, N.M. but this weekend I heard of an NYC location. That makes this fansite even more valuable.

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‘Cuse culinary news

Food Links | Compiled by Nathan Mattise

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Bourdain, The Best Breakfast Cereal and Primanti Bros.

Food Links | Compiled by Nathan Mattise

  • Interested in what Anthony Bourdain thinks of other food television? Me too. Check him out, candid as always.
  • Colin Cowherd is an ESPN radio guy who claims brackets make everything interesting… and he’s proving himself right. He talked about a best breakfast cereal bracket on his show this week and has gotten over 80,000 voters and 150 comments (and that’s even before it’s gotten down to the final four).

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To provide a minimal level of credibility…

Food Links | Compiled by Nathan Mattise

… here are some of my previous food writing endeavors:

  • I’ve covered the Nathan’s Hot Dog Contest two years running now.
  • Finally, if it isn’t shamelessly plugged enough in the site’s bio, my short story on Esquire.com is based on a southwestern homecooked dinner.

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