Happy Blogaversary, Pass the Spork!

My birthday cake photo from last year, recycled for this celebration!

I’m a little late on this, but my blog turned one last week!

This time last year, a lot of random little things were stressing me out and I needed something to get my mind off of all of it. So, I started writing about food. I wasn’t sure if I would stick with it (I’m pretty terrible at keeping up with hobbies) and didn’t even share it with anyone until I had been writing it for a little over a month because I felt like it was silly. Now, blogging is kind of one of my favorite things to do.

I didn’t have time to bake a cake in honor of this momentous occasion (which is sad, because I love cake), so I thought I would compile a list of my ten favorite restaurants from the last year. I’ve eaten at quite a few, but there are definitely some that are standouts.

So, in no particular order, here they are:

Girl and the Goat: I know I said no particular order, but this might actually be my favorite meal of the year.

Barbuzzo: Probably my favorite place in Philly right now.

Cochon: I still dream about the bacon fried pork chop and poor man’s pudding dessert.

Talula’s Garden: The food was pretty awesome, but I loved the décor and outdoor garden space just as much. So girly and fun!

Village Whiskey: Best. Burger. Ever.

Bibou: Adorable, homey little French place in the heart of South Philly.

Le Relais de L’isle: Tiny little place from our first night in Paris. Doesn’t look like much from the outside, so it was unexpected to find such amazing food there.

Paul Chene: My favorite meal in Paris, and even more special because we celebrated our first year of wedded bliss there!

Chez FonFon: Often cited as one of the best places to eat boulibasse. I have to agree. It’s pretty much the only reason to go to Marsailles.

Meat and Potatoes: Chester and I ate our way through Pittsburgh during Labor Day weekend and this restaurant’s take on comfort foods was the highlight of the trip.

If you have been reading at any point during the past year, taken the time to comment, and/or told me that you visit my little corner of the Internets to decide where to go for dinner, then, thanks. You all make me pretty happy.

Looking forward to more food and fun in the year ahead!