Food's Gal's Top Eats of 2014

by Carolyn Jung

Brussels Sprouts ($12) at The Lexington House in Los Gatos. I know, I know — lots of places do Brussels sprouts these days. And some do it exceedingly well. Even so, the version here is really one of the best. What sets it apart is its mix of textures. Most of the leaves are charred to bring out their caramelized sweetness. But some single leaves are left raw to lend added crunch and freshness. Of course, there’s smoked bacon. But there’s also Greek yogurt and local honey, giving the dish a voluptuousness you sure don’t expect with Brussels sprouts.