2011 ended on a very bright note for this Brooklynite.  After spending the past few months flexing my amateur culinary muscles in a kitchen just barely big enough for two, I got the opportunity to highlight some of the best in the business for monkeydish.com, an online resource for restaurant owners and foodies.   After careful consideration of the year’s most popular trends, I narrowed my taste buds down to three: holiday cocktails, cupcakes and food trucks.  Although none are newcomers to the scene, business owners continue to reimagine these trends in interesting and innovative ways.  I found out what some of the best restaurants and food trucks are doing to stay ahead of the curve.

You can check out my posts here and see if any of your favorites made the list!