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Now that I’ve eaten my way through somebody else’s list (Time Out New York), I’m ready to compile my own 100 spectacular things I’ve tasted in 2012. Look for another five dishes every few days.

NUMBER 60: PORK ARISTA SANDWICH at EATALY

Pork has never gone out of style – except maybe with the Jews and Muslims (for them, it was never in style). But those of us willing to eat in sin know the decadent delight in the flavor of fatty, salty pig. It’s pretty irresistible, which might be why so many religions find it reprehensible.

The Italians have certainly embraced the swine and nowhere is that more evident than at Eataly’s rotisserie, where the roasted meat sandwiches change daily. Every Monday they offer the Pork Arista (which was also named one of Village Voice’s top dishes this year). The soft and peppery roasted pork needs no mustard or vegetables – just a buttery baguette to sop up all the flavor. This is only available for lunch, so pass the crowds and follow your nose (not your religion). Price: $11.80/$13.80

ROSTICCERIA AT EATALY
200 Fifth Avenue (between 23rd and 24th Street),
Flatiron District
(212) 539-0204
eatalyny.com/rosticceria

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For the third year in a row, I’m going to attempt to eat every single item on Time Out New York’s annual 100 Best Dishes list. In no particular order, here’s my take on their Top 100.┬áLet the gluttony continue…

Sometimes conquering this list is all about convenience. I was attending a friend’s birthday part at Patsy’s Pizzeria up in East Harlem one night and I realized Taco Mix, a list item stop, was a few blocks away. Since I very rarely (if ever) find myself in this part of Harlem, I decided to make a pre-pizza taco run. Ah, the life of a food blogger!

Taco Mix is a hole in the wall with a single table in back and a standing room only counter. It’s what all good taco places should be. I was sort of surprised at the crowd inside, but I managed to order my Al Pastor Taco, scarf it down, and make it to the party just a few minutes late.

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