My Top 16 of 2016!

December 31, 2016

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It's hard to believe 2016 is coming to a close! I feel like it was yesterday that I was making my list of my favorite dishes of 2015! This year was another year filled with incredible food and drink, in Chicago and beyond, and that's why it's always so hard to pick my favorites. I'm so fortunate to live in one of the best food cities on the planet, and thankful for all of the incredible food-related opportunities I've experienced each of the last (nearly) 7 years since I started The Ghost Guest!

In no particular order, here are the best things I ate this year:

1) Cacio Whey Pepe at Monteverde

2) Pizza with Prosciutto, Apple, and Goat Cheese Curds at Pizzeria Bianco (Phoenix, AZ)

3) Octopus, Cucumber & Peanut Salad at Duck Duck Goat

4) Burger Six at 25 Degrees

5) Dark Chocolate Covered Caramel Cheesecake at Found

6) Sausage Strata at Sociale

7) Bruschetta di Burrata at Coda di Volpe

8) Pineapple Aguachiles at Leña Brava

9) Bigeye Tuna with Cashew, Coconut & Caviar at Grace

Photo Credit: Grace
10) Sweet and Sour Eggplant with Cashews and Pancetta at Giant

11) Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich at The Budlong

12) Ribs at Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que (Kansas City, KS)

13) Laminated Brioche with Serrano Ham, Manchego, Caviar, and Gold Flake at Steadfast

14) Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Bagel Sandwich at Russ & Daughters (New York, New York)

15) Whole Chicken & Chamomile at Roister

16) Fried Cheese Curds at Nosh & Booze

Cheers to another year filled with incredible food and drink! Happy New Year!


  1. Yup 2016 was a great year. Best of luck for 2017. may you get more success and happiness.

  2. The whole chicken from Roister made my list, too!

  3. Your post is so attractive cause the dishes look delicious and colorful. And I like Cacio Whey Pepe at Monteverde most.

  4. They're all my favorite food. Your post makes me want to eat them now!


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