Delia Jo's 100 best bites in DFW

Well, friends, it looks like we made it. 2016 has been a weird one at best, but one positive I have in every year is eating great food in DFW and wherever I travel.

So here you go, hungry ones, the rundown on the best bites I consumed this year in the metroplex, ranging from fancy to familiar. Some are old favorites, a few are new discoveries.

*Are there a lot of dishes with cheese or peanut butter on this list? Absolutely. This is my list. I'll do what I want. ;) All photos shown are my own unless captioned otherwise.*

Here we go, in no particular order:

1. Honey Bastard at Cane Rosso (off menu)

2. (Any) pie at Emporium Pies

3. Quesadillas de Huitlacoche at Mi Dia from Scratch

4. Brisket Tacos at Mia's 

5. Peanut butter pie at Kenny's East Coast Pizza

6. Cuban Sandwich at The Guava Tree Truck

7. Scallops at Gregory's Bistro

8. Lobster Coconut Bisque at Fearing's

9. Green Chile Queso at Torchy's 

10. "The" Reuben Sandwich at Deli News

11. Pho with filet at Pho Apple 

12. Kona-crusted (steak cut of your choice) with shallot butter at Capital Grille

13. Lobster Mac 'n' Cheese at Capital Grille

14. The Whistle Britches Sandwich at Whistlebritches 

16. Wagyu-Angus Filet at Al Biernat's

17. Chilean Seabass with Lobster Risotto at Gregory's Bistro

18. James Brownie Funky Jackhammer at Andy's Frozen Custard 

19. Jalapeño Grilled Fajitas with crispy onions at Mesa's (Prosper)

20. Toasted Ravioli at Mangiamo

21. Philly Cheesesteak with peppers at Fred's Downtown Philly

22. Cheese Fries at Snuffer's

23. PBJ Cronut at Jarams Donuts

24. Cheeseburger at Remedy (RIP Remedy, We'll miss you.)

25. Red Chile Honey Cured Filet at Resto (Why are you leaving me too? :( )

26. Amy's chicken biscuit at Hypnotic Donuts

27. The Evil Elvis at Hypnotic Donuts 

28. Brown Sugar Banana Pancake at Hash House a Go Go

29. Braised Lamb shank special at Platia (Available Friday & Saturday after 5 p.m.)

30. Aegean Stuffed Pepper at Platia 

31. Snow Crab, kitchen sink style at Shell Shack

32. Onion Soup Gratinée at Cadot

33. Crawfish Beignets at Ida Claire

34. Peanut Butter and Jelly Pie at Smoke

35. Fire Roasted Oysters at Smoke

36. Crescent City Charbroiled Oysters at TJ's Seafood Market & Grill

37. Hoe cakes at Whistlebritches 

38. Trio of Dips with Pita Bread at Ziziki's Dallas

39. Adrian's special at Casa Mama 

40. Meat + sides at Lockhart Smokehouse 

41. Chopped Brisket at Hutchins McKinney

42. Anything from Kate Weiser Chocolate

43. Xiao Long Bao (Soup dumplings) at Royal China

44. Steamed PEI Mussels at Chamberlain's Fish Market Grill

45. Triple Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie at Chamberlain's Fish Market Grill

46. Crispy Brussels Sprouts at Chamberlain's Chop House

47. Truffle Cauliflower Soup at Chamberlain's Chop House

48. Any work of art at Lumi Snow Company 

49. Marshmallow Soup at Rise 

50. Chicken Fried Steak at Horseshoe Hill

51. Dessert at Swiss Pastry Shop

52. Shrimp and Grits at Ida Claire

53. Smoked Brisket Cornbread Hash at Smoke 

54. Tortellini Fonduta at Princi Italia

55. Roasted Poblano Soup at Coffee House Cafe

56. Challah French Toast Breakfast Sandwich at Coffee House Cafe

57. (Spicy) Not Your Mama's fried chicken at BBbop Seoul Kitchen 

58. French Kiss Roll at Edoko

59. Romeo and Juliet Roll at Shiawase

60. Llano Poblano from Hopdoddy with Green Chile Queso Fries

61. Ahi Tuna Tacos at Del Frisco's Grille

62. Red Curry at Thai Star

63. Deviled Eggs at Julia Pearl

64. Melting Hot Chocolate Soufflé at Roy's

65. Wood Grilled Pork Tenderloin at Jasper's

66. Smoked Brisket Stuffed Jalapeños at Kenny's Smoke House

67. Gnocchi with creamy Gorgonzola sauce at Antonio Ristorante

68. Coffee and Herb Crusted Ribeye Au Poivre (special) at Lili's Bistro on Magnolia

69. Meat from Pecan Lodge

70. Mesquite Grilled Mussels at Whiskey Cake 

71. Butter Cake at Lazy Dog

72. Relleno Taco at Tortaco

73. Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Wontons at Next Door 

Photo courtesy of Next Door

74. Hickory Smoked Ham Sandwich at Patina Green

75. Pot of Goat at Mash'd

76. TruMac at TruFire Kitchen & Bar

77. Perry's Famous Pork Chop at Perry's 

78. Crawfish Artichoke Fonduta at Earl's 377

79. Heart Attack at Fujiyama

80. Elotes Pizza from ZaLat

81. Brisket + Mashed Potato Enchiladas with Chipotle Sauce at Frankie's Mexican Cuisine in Richardson

82. Fregola at Sixty Vines

83. Cheeseburger at Burger Edge 

84. Lobster-Scallion Shooters at Abacus

85. Pimento Macaroni and Cheese at Pink Magnolia

86. Wings and Garlic Parmesan Fries at WingBucket

87. Chef's Favorite Piada with Calamari at Piada

88. Steak and Egg Nigiri at Gregory's Bistro by chefs for upcoming Wasabi Sushi and Robata, to open in 2017, also in Adriatica McKinney

89. Cupcakes and Macarons at Sugar Ray's Bake Shop 

90. Roasted Portobello Mushroom Ravioli at Fleming's Plano

91. Your steak cut of choice with Porcini Mushroom rub at Fleming's Plano

92. Crispy Zucchini at Sixty Vines

93. Mushroom Soup at The Grape

94. Spicy Miso Ramen at Ramen Hakata

95. Green Chile Mac and Cheese at Bread Winner's

96. Pappardelle Pasta at Sundown at Granada

97. Hand-scooped Oreo Milkshake at Dugg Burger

98. Misoyaki “Butterfish” at Roy's

99. Tikka Masala Pizza at India Chaat Cafe

100. Chillerno Burger at Liberty Burger