Published Dec 29, 2017 at 9:56 AM | Updated at 1:27 PM EST on Jan 2, 2018
2017 was a very good year for food, so good, in fact, that this year's "best of" list has been an awfully difficult one to put together.
Because of this, the list of best spots in 2017 includes "honorable mentions" within each category because of the sheer number of top spots tried, and as always, the list focuses mainly on lesser-known restaurants and bars, and there are some newcomers along with some repeat favorites.
Also, as is the case every year, not all categories have been covered but the list does include some of the most popular cuisines and foods.
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