Adam Reflects On His First Year in New York (with a very comprehensive list!)

One year ago (plus two days, it was August 6th) I moved to New York from Atlanta, GA. Having lived on Long Island until I was 11, this wasn’t a case of the country mouse moving to the big city. But it was my first time as an adult living in Manhattan and I loved every minute of it. As you’re all well aware, I ate quite a bit and documented it all for you to see and read about. What follows, then, is a comprehensive list of every place I reviewed this year (August 6th, 2004 to August 6th, 2005). Each link should take you to the appropriate review. I’m doing this all manually, so if there’s a mistake please let me know! And for the restaurants I truly loved, I’ll put stars next to them (the stars look like this: *) (that’s not a star, that’s an asterisk) (shut up!) and maybe include a picture if I ate something special there. (Also, if you see a “X2” it means I ate there twice and the “X2” will link you to the second review.) This may take a long time, so if you see this posted at 4 am please send a paramedic to my apartment! On we go!

The Amateur Gourmet’s Guide to His First Year in New York

[in alphabetical order because we’re fancy like that]

‘ino

‘Wichcraft (X2)**

2nd Ave. Deli

44 & 10

9th Street Market

Babbo (2X)****

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Bali Nusa Indah

Balthazar**

Bar Americain***

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Bar Room at the Modern

Beard Papa

Billy’s Bakery*

Bistro Resto Leon

BLT Steak

Blue Ribbon**

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Bright Food Shop

Bubby’s

Burger Joint, The**

Cafe Edison

Caffe Reggio

Campagnola

Carnegie Deli

Charles Southern Kitchen

Chennai Garden

Chickalicious

Chickpea

Chip Shop (Bklyn)

Chocolate Haven*

City Bakery*

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Cones*

Cornelia Street Café

Cupcake Café

D.B. Bistro Moderne

Daniel***

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Daniele’s Piadina

David Burke & Donatella

Diner 24

Doughnut Plant*

Elmo

English Is Italian

F&B

Ferrara

Flor’s Kitchen

Four Seasons, The

GOBO

Grand Central Oyster Bar

Grand Sichuan

Green Table (Chelsea Market)

Grimaldi’s*

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Hallo Berlin

Havana Chelsea*

Hearth***

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Home

Il Mulino

Island Burgers & Shakes

Jean-Georges (2x)****

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Joe Allen

Katz’s***

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Kitchenette

Kossar’s

La Palette

Laboratorio del Gelato

Le Quinze

Le Zie

Lever House

Little Charlie’s Clam Bar

M&G Diner

Magnolia Bakery*

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Market Café

Momofuku (2X)**

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Murray’s Bagels*

NoHo Star

Norma’s

Omai

Otto*

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Pain Quotidien, Le

Pastis

Peanut Butter & Co.

Pearl Oyster Bar***

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Peep

Pepe Rosso (X2)*

Peter Luger***

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Pongsri*

Prune (Brunch)**

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R.U.B. (X2)

Rice and Beans

Rickshaw

Risotteria

River Café, The

Rocco’s Pastry

Sapporo (X2)*

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Sarabeth’s (Central Park South)

Serendipity

Shake Shack**

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Shopsin’s

Snack Taverna*

Soba Nippon

Spice Market*

Spotted Pig, The (2x)**

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Sullivan Street Bakery

Tomoe Sushi**

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Union Square Café

Waldy’s

Wolfgang’s

Zen Palate

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