And Now: Sifton’s End of Year List

If we have to type Tertulia or Empellon one more time ...

He reminisces on the best of the restaurants he reviewed this past year, with a tiny fried oyster sandwich at the Dutch making his favorite newcomer experience of all. Not to be confused with the breezy meal of cold red wine and crusty bread at Frankies on Court Street, which was a favorite of another sort. [NYT]