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Visual Aid: The 10 Best Things Our Food Critic Ate in 2019

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A plate of grilled oysters from Chula Seafood Uptown.
With December sliding away, a great year of eating is closing. This year, our food critic Chris Malloy was lucky to eat hundreds of meals (for work!) in the urban and rural reaches of the state, including at an Oak Flats campground, down on the Gila River Indian Reservation, and all over the Valley from El Mirage to Queen Creek. Out of the many plates he had, here are the 10 that still, as of today, haunt him the most.