100 Best Things We Ate and Drank This Year
Time Out New York
December 11, 2008

BREAKFAST AND BRUNCH

Dim sum at Pacificana
Armies of cart-pushers efficiently dispense steamed rice rolls, fresh-tossed clams and shrimp dumplings as gently priced as they are delicious. 813 55th St at Eighth Ave, Sunset Park, Brooklyn (718-871-2880). $1.95-$7. 75 per item

Grafton cheddar omelette at Egg
Edible proof that simplicity is a virtue: The cheddar is sharp and luxurious, the eggs are cooked to such feathery perfection that they could make the most hardened French chef weep, and broiled tomatoes lend the whole thing a sweet, acidic punch. 135 North 5th St near Bedford Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-302-5151). $8

Pecan sticky bun at Amy's Bread
This nut-stippled hunk of yeasty goodness appeals to our basest instincts. Swirled with butter and cinnamon sugar, and coated with gooey caramel, one gargantuan treat could last vou all day—which doesn't mean you won't want seconds. Various locations; amysbread.com. $2.75