things i ate in 2009.

the good:

-primanti brothers in pittsburgh
that's where this picture is from, and yes those are french fries in the sandwich!
-zingerman's in ann arbor
they actually employ someone whose sole job it is to travel around the world, searching for the best cheese. i had some of the best swiss cheese on a turkey sandwich with guacamole.
-the mac and cheese sandwich from the milburn deli
all of their sandwiches made on soft buttery croissants with the tastiest of cheeses
-loeb-wiches at tanglewood

i didn't only eat sandwiches.
the above were partly from u.s. summer sandwich tour 09 that i took in june with friend rob.
i also ate:

and more dumplings,
and more dumplings,
and, yeah, more dumplings
including pumpkin dumplings!

-my first sushi
-my first scallop
-my first steak
-my first pineapple {i know, don't judge}

-a macarella from the street sweets truck
nutella sandwiched by two coconut macaroons
-tim tams and tim tam slams with the roomies
-in-n-out burger with the pops

the bad:

-the parmageddon from melt in ohio
two pierogis, vodka kraut, onions, cheese, more butter than your life
-a monumental amount of cheese whiz

the best:

-some of the best mexican food EVER at la fachada in san diego
-the gobbler from the milburn deli
fresh carved turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, lettuce, mayo on soft rye
-difara pizza in brooklyn
which mum and i waited TWO HOURS for
-basil gelato at whisknladle in la jolla

-schnitzel, and more schnitzel

...more mustard than i can begin to name
but one highlight was the RIDICULOUSLY hot one from mcsorley's ale house in the east village

and things i would like to eat in 2010:

-ethiopian food
that truck haunts me every other week. i swear, it KNOWS when i don't have any cash on me.
-the egg from ramen setagaya that made time out new york's best food of '09 list see what all that nonsense is about...
-more bad things
i think i could improve on that list for next year. any suggestions for some terrible food?

happy 2010 everybody!!