A year of eating in the eyes of the beholder--here's a montage of what I ate and savored in 2012. (Full disclosure: I'm a restaurant and hospitality-industry consultant and some of these picks do come from my clients; however, all opinions are my own.)
Peking duck in Houston, Texas.
Mango mojito at The Table's happy hour.
Hill Country fried chicken in NYC.
Tomato soup at Eat Here in downtown Sarasota.
Sarasota's biggest breakfast at Country Pancake House.
Pizza margherita at Cosimo's--and yes, they are coming back to town.
Chicken rice soup and "lumplings" at Taste of Asia.
A fresh oyster shooter with Bloody Mary foam at The Table Creekside.