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Year in Review: each of 2011’s weekly lunch picks, ranked

Year in Review: each of 2011’s weekly lunch picks, ranked

Trying to choose a selection of our favourite lunch picks from the last year proved too much like choosing a selection of our favourite children. So instead we present a complete year of lunch picks, ranked by price, from a humble porchetta sandwich (a reasonable $6.75) to a somewhat less humble five-course feast (treat yourself for $100).

  • porchetta sandwich at Sausage King by Oliffe: $6.75
  • tinga tostada at Agave y Aguacate: $8.25
  • pan bagna sandwich at Morning Glory: $8.50
  • roast beef sandwich at Brick Street Bakery: $9.89
  • Philly cheese steak and poutine at Food Cabbie: $10
  • soup-and-sandwich combo at Delica Kitchen: $10.72
  • spicy chicken manakeesh at Paramount: $11
  • coconut shrimp and Singapore-style noodles at Taste of Orient: $11.05
  • sandwich special at Nadège: $12.43
  • barbecue tofu sandwich at Urban Herbivore: $14
  • pork belly bao and kalbi taco at Banh Mi Boys: $14.66
  • rainbow trout at Sense Appeal: $14.69
  • Square Peg lunch at Fabarnak: $15
  • bison burger at Brassaii: $15.50
  • soon dubu at Swish by Han: $16
  • curried apricot and red lentil soup and sandwich at RaviSoups: $17
  • rotisserie chicken sandwich at Le Kensington Bistro: $17
  • a northern Chinese dim sum at Asian Legend: $18.50
  • pad Thai done right at Khao San Road: $19
  • tawük lunch plate at Tabülè: $19
  • 30th-anniversary prix fixe at the Boulevard Café: $19.50
  • fried fish feast at The One That Got Away: $19.50
  • fregola at Gallery Grill: $21
  • oyakojyu rice bowl at Take Sushi: $21
  • ricotta gnocchi at Carisma: $21
  • bento box at Ematei: $21.50
  • onion and anchovy tartlet with parsnip soup at Biff’s: $22
  • Buffola pizza at Bar Mercurio: $23.50
  • crispy pork belly at Mercatto: $24
  • soup and sandwich at Gilead: $24
  • lamb sandwich at Great Cooks on Eight: $26
  • beer can chicken at Hotel Ocho: $27
  • guinea fowl sausage and beer at Wvrst: $27
  • venison chili at Bannock: $27
  • 24-hour sam gye tang soup at Etsu: $30
  • black cod at The Gabardine: $30
  • beef dip sandwich at Frank: $31
  • prosciutto pizza at Paese: $31
  • grilled octopus at Adega: $32.50
  • dim sum feast for two at Dim Sum King: $33
  • croque madame at La Société: $35
  • exohico at Estiatorio Volos: $37
  • seared scallops over curried cauliflower at O&B Canteen: $39
  • oysters at Rodney’s by Bay: $40
  • lobster BLT at Toca: $42
  • duck confit and clafoutis at La Palette: $46
  • grass-fed steak frites at Aria: $56
  • European Retreat at Splendido: $100

In case you were wondering, that’s a mean of $24.49, a median of $21 and a mode of $21. Happy New Year.

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