The Best of Food and Drink in 2012

Photo by: Andrew Thomas Lee
Best New Restaurant

The Optimist, Atlanta, GA, theoptimistrestaurant.com



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The Optimist, Atlanta, GA, theoptimistrestaurant.com



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Mon, Dec 10, 2012 3:36 PM EST
In a year punctuated by presidential barbecue campaigns, bacon shortages, rising food prices, and Doritos Locos becoming a thing, it's important to consider that the food world managed to give us delicious, comforting, and well-executed moments, too. In the spirit of looking back, here are fifteen of those, from our own John Mariani.



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