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Mike Mayo's 17 best bites of 2017: Salty, spicy, sweet and sublime

Mike Mayo's 17 best bites of 2017: Salty, spicy, sweet and sublime

Say, scream or tweet what you want about 2017, but it was a good year for eating. Stress eating, binge eating, comfort eating, I did it all. We had hurricanes close to home, floods and wildfires across the land, North Korean missiles and Elon Musk rockets flying through the sky. And we had a tweeter-in-chief who comforted us by tossing paper towels and throwing verbal Molotov cocktails.

The nice part for me is I have an excuse for the pounds I packed on (28, but who’s counting). I eat because it’s my job. Over the course of 60 review meals and dozens more food events and tastings, I had many exquisite and refined bites. Overpriced restaurant mediocrity abounds, but there are also...

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