Slideshow: The 6 Best Things We Ate at Village Voice's Choice Eats 2010

Dirt Candy
Dirt Candy
A little block of acorn squash mousse topped with maple-smoked butternut squash cubes and roasted pepitas on crostini. Holy smokes! Who needs pulled pork and short ribs when you have this luscious vegetarian food. 430 East 9th Street, New York NY 10009 (map); 212-228-7732; dirtcandynyc.com
Baohaus
Baohaus
Taiwanese Gua Bao, the squishy steamed buns filled with your choice of Niman Ranch pork belly or certified Angus skirt steak, garnished with peanut dust and Taiwanese red sugar. Both winners. They also had by far the most hostile line! I probably could have sold my last half a bite to some violent-eyed hungry person in line. 137 Rivington Street, New York NY (map); 646-684-3835; baohausnyc.com
Del Posto
Del Posto
This is the Drumstick of your dreams. An olive oil ice cream ball coated in chocolate and rolled in crunchy bread crumbs. Maybe we ate four of them. 85 10th Avenue, New York NY 10011 (map); 212-497-8090; delposto.com
Patacon Pisao
Patacon Pisao
A Venezuelan joint in Elmhurst, Queens, that's also had a food truck for about five years that parks outside of popular nightclubs into the wee hours. They won for new-to-us-but-WHOA-delicious. No arepas tonight because of the event hazards of frying but they had hot cachapas, which are big sweet corn cakes filled with, in last night's case, stretchy mozzarella, then folded in half and topped with sour cream. Almost dessert-sweet but with that salty cheese kick. They also had a wonderful tres leches cake. 85-22 Grand Avenue, Elmhurst NY 11373 (map); 718-899-8922. 431 West 202 Street, New York NY 10034 (map); 917-379-5288. map

[Photograph: Brownie]

Motorino
Motorino
No pizza here tonight. It was insalata di polpa, a refreshing salad of octopus, potato, and celery hunks, all spritzed with lemon and a nice drizzle olive oil. 349 East 12th Street, New York NY (map); 212-777-2644 and 319 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn NY (map); 718-599-8899; motorinopizza.com