This year, we loved $75 chateaubriand for two and $1.50 al pastor tacos. We happily waited in line for spicy fried chicken and slurped ramen noodles to our stomach's content. Our palates enjoyed the ride at our city's new eateries. Here are the 10 best newcomers, plus dining trends we hope never fade.

This year, we loved $75 chateaubriand for two and $1.50 al pastor tacos. We happily waited in line for spicy fried chicken and slurped ramen noodles to our stomach's content. Our palates enjoyed the ride at our city's new eateries. Here are the 10 best newcomers, plus dining trends we hope never fade.

Edited by Beth Stallings
Photos by Tessa Berg
Stories by Nicholas Dekker, Anthony Dominic, KP Green, Jill Moorhead, Jenny Rogers, Kristen Schmidt, Beth Stallings and Bethia Woolf

The Winners

No. 1: Kraft House No. 5, Powell

Second Runner-Up: La Tavola, Grandview Heights

Second Runner-Up: Harvest Kitchen + Bar, Clintonville

Rest of the Best

The Market Italian Village, Italian Village

Angry Bear Kitchen, Old North

Hass, Northwest Side

Double Comfort, Arena District

Hot Chicken Takeover, Arena District

Jobu Ramen (CLOSED), Grandview Heights

The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek, Gahanna

Trends, Etc.

Chefs Forecast Trends for 2015

New Ethnic Eats We Love

Give Us More! Food Trends We Hope Stick Around

We'll Pass. Trends We Hope Fade Away in 2015

Trend: Juice Bars

Trend: Everything on Tap

Trend: Year of the Chicken

Trend: Classic Cocktails

Trend: Ramen

Too Soon to Call