Bias!!!”: often in all upper case letters, that word was one of the most improbable and most overused comments in Facebook posts this past year. Grammatical considerations aside, it’s an indication of how social media has given everyone a voice, and unfortunately, in some cases, a bully pulpit. Most of the time, however, at least in our good vibes world of food and drinks, biases are actually a very good thing: a democratic vote if you will, that helps us all determine which restaurants to prioritize and who to patronize among the new food entrepreneurs. It’s all about personal preferences, true, but often, a consensus can be reached.
This special New Year’s issue is all about that. What we agree are our favorites, the best of the year just ended. You may or may not be familiar with our choices, but we guarantee that you’ll most likely love them as much as we do. We look forward, and are giddy, with what we’ll be sharing with you in 2018.