Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2017 To Dine Challenge

Happy New Year! Forgive me, I'm two days late in posting this, but here it is...the 2017 To Dine Challenge list!

Each year, you send me restaurants suggestions throughout the month of December. On January 1st, as a New Year's resolution of sorts, I announce the 10 that I've selected and then challenge myself to dine at them over the next 12 months.

In 2016, time just flew by and other things in my life were a priority. As I wrapped up the year, I realized that I had several more restaurants left on the To Dine Challenge list. There was no way that I could get to them all before December 31st. So...that got me thinking. What other restaurants have I not made it to in the past?

I dug up the previous lists, and decided that we'll do something a little different this year. I'm starting the 2017 To Dine Challenge list with any restaurant that I've skipped in the past (only 3 in addition to the 2016 list if we exclude the ones that closed). Here they are:

North End Wine Bar (2016)
Taste of Jamaica (2016)
Chow Chow (2016)
Koko Bakery (2016)
Tinkers Creek Road Tavern (2011)
The Original Steaks and Hoagies (2014)
Thyme2 (2014)

That left me with 3 spots to fill for the 2017 list. I decided to pull in "newly" opened restaurants that I haven't tried yet.

Proper Pig Smokehouse 

There you have it. 10 restaurants, 12 months.

Who's coming with me?