2019 was a delicious year, with metro Atlanta restaurants serving up memorable dishes and drinks that will keep us satisfied into the new year.

Here, a month-by-month look back at some of our favorite dishes from the past 12 months.

The Boudin Balls at the Po'Boy Shop are an excellent celebratory snack for Atlantans who want to enjoy some New Orleans flavor. CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS
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January

Short rib and eggs at Kitchen Six in Oak Grove

Benedict pizza at Osteria 832 in Virginia-Highland

Bulgogi cheesesteak at Pijiu Belly in West Midtown

Boudin balls from The Po’Boy Shoppe in Decatur

Super Baller Burger at Bar Margot in Buckhead

At Star Provisions, the folded egg and sausage biscuit features surprisingly clear, bright flavors of sage and ginger. CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS
Photo: Henri Hollis/Henri Hollis

February

Fried Cerignola olives at Ecco Buckhead

Folded egg and sausage biscuit at Star Provisions in West Midtown

Korean-Buffalo wings at The Local

Tahini cucumber feta salad at Gusto

The Palomilla, thin-sliced steak with onions, at Lazaro's Cuban Cuisine will satisfy your steak craving without torturing your wallet. CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS
Photo: Henri Hollis/Henri Hollis

March

Pizza Amalfi at Amalfi Pizza in downtown Atlanta

Ipswich clam roll at Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar in Marietta

Palamillo at Lazaro’s Cuban Cuisine in Roswell

Shepherd’s pie and mash at Yard House at Atlantic Station and The Battery

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April

Meatloaf sandwich at OK Cafe

Scrumptious Challah Egg and Cheese Souffle at Oy in Vinings

Tea service at Just Add Honey on the Eastside Beltline 

Caviar and middlins at Kimball House in Decatur

Classic taco at Tuza Taco

Blue India's Red Snapper Moilee includes a curried Red Snapper filet nestled in a creamy coconut and coriander sauce, served with a side of basmati rice. CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS
Photo: Henri Hollis/Henri Hollis

May

100-layer doughnut at Five Daughters Bakery in Ponce City Market and West Midtown

Red snapper moilee at Blue India in Midtown

RumChata French toast at Cultivate Food and Coffee 

Szechuan chicken po’boy at Gu’s Dumplings in Krog Street Market

The Appalachian Tomato Pie at Revival in Decatur is a throwback dish elevated to an art form. CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS
Photo: Henri Hollis/Henri Hollis

June

Tomahawk Tacos at Catfish Hox in Marietta

Fried chicken at Parkwoods in Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter

Appalachian tomato pie at Revival in Decatur

Oxtail empanadas at Negril Village in Midtown

The muffuletta at The Butcher The Baker on Marietta Square is essentially a top-flight charcuterie board piled onto a sandwich. CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS
Photo: Henri Hollis/Henri Hollis

July

Muffuletta at The Butcher The Baker in Marietta

Shrimp roll at Watchman’s Seafood and Spirits in Krog Street Market

I’m So Fancy Dog at Drafts + Dogs in Ponce City Market

Smoked pork chop at Holmes in Alpharetta City Center

Banh mi pork belly steam buns at Porter Beer Bar in Little Five Points

Simple southern summer flavors combine to form a sublime ravioli dish at Floataway Cafe. CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS
Photo: Henri Hollis/Henri Hollis

August

Gulf red snapper at Mission + Market in Buckhead

Nashville chicken skillet at Basecamp in Kennesaw

Patty melt at 9 Mile Station in Ponce City Market

Ricotta ravioli at Floataway Cafe

The Ceviche Beginner at Ceviche Taqueria includes a choice of three types of marinated seafood. Clockwise from top: mahi ceviche, tuna ceviche and scallop ceviche. CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS
Photo: Henri Hollis/Henri Hollis

September

Lumache nero at Valenza in Brookhaven

Breakfast Burrito a la Mexicana at Loteria Grill in Decatur and Buckhead

Chop Chop Bowl at Chiringa in Alpharetta City Center

Ceviche First Timer at Ceviche in Alpharetta and Roswell

The Pla Kra Pow, or snapper basil, at Chai Yo is a dish that provides simple pleasures alongside a visual wow-factor. CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS
Photo: Henri Hollis/Henri Hollis

October

Disco frites at Tin Tin in West Midtown

Crabmeat grilled cheese at Poor Calvin’s in Midtown

Pla kra pow at Chai Yo Modern Thai in Buckhead

Korean BBQ Philly at Sweetwater Taproom

Boxcar's Korean Fried Chicken is fried whole and served coated in a spicy, savory Gochujang sauce. CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS
Photo: Henri Hollis/Henri Hollis

November

Potato gnocchi at Lapeer Seafood Market in Alpharetta City Center

Beef stroganoff soup at Amelie’s French Bakery & Cafe in West Midtown

Korean fried chicken at Boxcar in West End

Cachapa pernil at Arepa Mia in Avondale Estates

The huevo con trufa with foie gras at the Iberian Pig in Buckhead is a decadent winter treat. CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS
Photo: Henri Hollis/Henri Hollis

December

Backyard BBQ Board at Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall on the Eastside Beltline

Chartreuse hot chocolate at Biltong Bar in Buckhead and Ponce City Market

Huevo con trufa at Iberian Pig in Buckhead

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