The conclusion of every year is a time to catalog both beginnings and endings, to look back over what exactly happened in the twelve months now drawing to a close. Which means that we're getting a lot of lists -- thank you, David Letterman -- as we calibrate and recalibrate, and remember, or try to, what marked 2012.
A. Scattergood Campanile
Every year many restaurants close, but it seems as if this past year was more momentous than usual, even given the vicissitudes of an industry that is known for its revolving doors. Blame the recession, or whatever Tim Geitner is currently calling it. Blame the transitory nature of real estate in this town. Whatever you call it or however you explain it, this was a particularly poignant year to remember for ten remarkable restaurants that didn't make it to 2013. Turn the page.More »