Editor's note: It's been a long, yummy year on Serious Eats: New York, but with new posts every day, it can be hard to keep up. So we're recapping the greatest hits of 2009 in The Year That Was. Click here for more recaps.
In a city as big as New York, there are always exciting eats that the press just doesn't get to. Whether reporting on outer boroughs, finding great dishes at initially unappealing restaurants, or discovering first-class bagels and croissants where we'd never think to look, Serious Eats New York found plenty of good eating in 2009.