Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013 "To Dine" Challenge

It's time. Happy New Year! That means that it is time for me to select my 2013 "To Dine" list of ten restaurants to challenge myself to try within the next twelve months. I asked, and you suggested. Over 35 restaurants gave me quite the list to choose from.

I take into consideration: menu, reputation (I prefer those that no one is "talking" about), location, and type of cuisine. You gave me some great options, and I think that the list is well-rounded of some great restaurants that are new-to-me. It will be a fun adventure over the next year, so thank you to those of you that commented or tweeted suggestions! Here is the final list:

2013 Top 10 "To Dine" Restaurants
Jezebels Bayou
The Blue Door Cafe & Bakery
Miega Korean Barbeque
Stamper's Bar
Sterle's Slovenian Country House
Ohashi Japanese
Match Works Tavern
India Garden
The Tavern Company
Il Bacio

I look forward to checking them all out, and let me know if you want to join me on an outing!

An update on the 2012 list-- We decided to stay in NY for an extended holiday vacation with my family, so I didn't quite finish the list. I'm giving myself the rest of this week to complete it, and I shall! Keep your eyes peeled for the last of the 2012 posts.

I hope that all of you enjoyed a wonderful holiday season. We certainly did, but I'm okay with putting it behind us and focusing on a new (and better) year. Happy 2013!


Crystal @EatDrinkClev said...

Is it too soon to call the ones I want to dine with you?? The Blue Door, Miega, and India Garden are ones I'm dying to go to also!!

All Lacquered Up said...

If we're calling dibs, I'm claiming Jezebel's, Sterle 's and TavCo. Great list!

bonnjill said...

You'll love the Blue Door! I'm willing to try any of them if you are in need of a dining companion.

Heather said...

I'm in for any and all. Hit me up!

Bite Buff said...

Great! Let's get some scheduled. :)

Jen @ Why CLE? said...

What a great list! So glad Match Works made it! If you want company for that one, let me know. It's been awhile since we've been there.

Anonymous said...

Great blog for 2013.


Anonymous said...

Just reading the words India Garden has made me desperately want their Lamb Korma! Nice choices!!