In honor of my 100th post on Yum, I bring you my 100 Ultimate Bay Area Bites. Like my world-famous list of the Big Apple’s Best Bites, this rundown is the product of years of daunting research, including countless nights of empirical data gathering and number crunching. So–despite it’s controversial nature–this collection of hotfire is immutable. Dig in: (there’s no particular order, pictured items in bold)

100.) Roasted Chicken — Zuni Cafe

99.) Paneer and Peas Dosa — Dosa

98.) Salted Caramel Ice Cream — Bi Rite Creamery

97.) Summer Rolls — Out the Door

96.) Pumpkin Chicken Curry — Osha Thai

95.) Chicken with Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes — Delfina

94.) Pizza with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe — Pizzeria Delfina

93.) Best Handroll — Zushi Puzzle

92.) Pad Kra Prow Moo Krob — Lers Ros Thai

91.) New Orleans Ice Coffee — Blue Bottle

90.) Cookies and Cream Cookies — Anthony’s

89.) Granola Parfait — Frog Hollow

88.) Crispy Carnitas Tacos — La Taqueria

87.) Basteeya — Aziza

86.) Shaking Beef — Slanted Door

85.) Pork Chop with Pomegranate Currant Sauce — The House

84.) Menage a Trois — Ike’s Place

83.) Le Grande Burger — Wayfare Tavern

82.) Braised Beef Shortribs — Redd (Napa Valley)

81.) Jalapeño Popper — The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen

80.) Lox Scramble — Bette’s Oceanview Diner (Berkeley)

79.) House-Smoked Trout — Baker & Banker

78.) Meatball Gigante — Tony’s Pizza Napoletana

77.) King Henry VIII Cut — House of Prime Rib

76.) Triple Play Corn Dog — Batter Up

75.) Shrimp Po’ Boy Sandwich — Brenda’s French Soul Food

74.) Cherry Chicken — So

73.) Plain Slice — Arinell Pizza

72.) The Creamy Mushroom — La Boulange

71.) $1.75 Beer — Bean Bag Coffee House

70.) Foie Gras Torchon & Duck Prosciutto Sandwich — Naked Lunch

69.) Clam Chowder — Hog Island Oyster Company

68.) Baked Goat Cheese — Chez Panisse Cafe (Berkeley)

67.) Pisco Sour — La Mar Cebicheria Peruana

66.) Eggs in a Tasty Nest — Pork Store Cafe

65.) Kobe Beef Chili — Rogue Ales Public House

64.) Weekend Brunch — Beach Chalet

63.) Pappardelle with Spicy Fennel Sausage — NOPA

62.) Carnaroli Risotto — Jardiniere

61.) Menage à Troi — Bisou

60.) The Manly Burger — Umami

59.) Ahi Tuna Tartare — Boulevard

58.) Beso De La Muerte — John Colins

57.) The Whole Shi-Bang — Phat Philly

56.) Sausage Slice — Gioia Pizzeria (Berkeley)

55.) Cornflake Crusted Chicken Sandwich — 3-Sum Eats Food Truck

54.) Green Tea Creme Brulee — Kabuto Restaurant

53.) Cha Sao Bao — Good Mong Kok Bakery

52.) Eggplant Rollatini –Trattoria La Siciliana

51.) Gnochetti Ragu — La Siccia

50.) Blood and Sand — Bourbon & Branch

49.) Rotisserie Chicken — Limon

48.) Ahi Tuna Burger — Gott’s Roadside

47.) Salami Pie — Little Star

46.) Okra Curry — Udupi Palace

45.) Wiener-Schnitzel — Leopold’s

44.) The Phat Bob — Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers

43.) Pulled Pork Poutine and a Beer — Magnolia Pub

42.) Falafel Deluxe — Truly Mediterranean

41.) Supreme Slice — Golden Boy Pizza

40.) Fried Chicken Sandwich — Bakesale Betty’s

39.) Tortilla Soup — Don Pisto’s

38.) Uni Sushi — Sebo

37.) Kung Pao Pastrami — Mission Chinese Food

36.) Margherita Pizza — Flour + Water

35.) Rib Tips and Beef Brisket Two Way — Memphis Minnie’s

34.) Katana-Ya Ramen — Katana-Ya

33.) Russian River Beers on Draft — Toronado

32.) Bacon Bleu Tots — Bullitt

31.) The Fry-Fecta — Roam Artisan Burgers

30.) Chicken Caprese — South End Grill n’ Bar

29.) Gourmet Porchetta Sandwich — Roli Roti

28.) Spruce Burger — Spruce

27.) Pomegranate Margaritas — Mamacita

26.) Miso Glazed Black Cod — Umami Sushi

25.) Meatballs — A16

24.) Crispy Fish Taco Nick’s Way — Nick’s Crispy Tacos

23.) Thai Stuffed Chicken Wings — Sayseetha (Oakland)

22.) Pastrami Sandwich — Giordano Brothers

21.) Beef and Lamb Gyro — Park Gyro

20.) Manhattan — 15 Romolo

19.) Lamb Souvlaki — Kokkari

18.) Slow-Cooked Pork Sandwich — Il Cane Rosso

17.) Beef Short Rib Taco — Tacolicious

16.) Thanksgiving Dinner — Greenburger’s

15.) Pork Banh Mi — Saigon Sandwich

14.) Salt and Pepper Crab — R & G Lounge

13.) Dry Fried Chicken Wings (Boneless) — San Tung Chinese Restaurant

12.) Pulled Pork Sliders — Public House SF

11.) Leg of Beast — Incanto

10.) Fried Mac n’ Cheese Sticks — Andalu

9.) Grayson Burger — 900 Grayson (Berkeley)

8.) Thursday Night Pig Roast — The Pub at Ghirardelli Square

7.) Nanking Chicken — House of Nanking

6.) Monte Cristo Rolls — Morty’s Delicatessen

5.) Coffee-Rubbed Pork Shoulder — Range

4.) Lobster Roll — Sam’s Chowder Mobile

3.) Samosa Soup — Burma Superstar

2.) Filet Mignon — Chapeau!

1.) Lemon Pepper Duck Breast with Duck Hash — Gary Danko

What would be on your list?

Special thanks to the always lovely and ever-talented DMichaan of the Fig-Mint Blog for her tireless assistance in compiling this amazing list.