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Jonathan Gold's top 10 restaurant dishes of 2014, the alternative edition
Jonathan Gold's top 10 restaurant dishes of 2014, the alternative edition

It has come to my attention that a few Times readers found my list of the best dishes of 2014 disturbing. Not all of you, it seems, are as delighted as I am to live in a city whose attractions include chicken neck tacos, blood soup and jellied pigskin molded into the shape of carp, to say nothing of snails, pureed chicken livers, aged mackerel and sea urchin gonads on rice. The other dishes involve the possibility of lima beans, mushrooms and roasted lamb’s head.  There isn’t much on the list that would be recognized as food by your Uncle Elmer in Dubuque. One correspondent suggested that the list was a practical joke. It wasn’t — the dishes are...

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