It's that time of year again, when The World-Herald's team of crack writers tells you what made this year so great in food and entertainment.
Here. We. Go.
Theater: "Les Misťrables"
"One of the best (and most expensive) musicals in Playhouse history." — Bob Fischbach
Dining: Avoli Osteria
"The homemade pastas, thoughtful entrťes and welcoming atmosphere land Avoli at my top spot of the year." — Sarah Baker Hansen
Movies: "12 Years a Slave"
"Director Steve McQueen's raw, graphic account of what life was like for slaves in the American South is riveting." — Bob Fischbach
Albums: Vampire Weekend, "Modern Vampires of the City"
"It's so good I can't stop playing it over and over again in my head." — Kevin Coffey
Concerts: Maha Music Festival
"Matt and Kim's set was the most fun I've ever had at an indie rock festival." — Kevin Coffey
TV: "Breaking Bad"
"Breaking Bad stuck its perfect landing with the final eight episodes." — Micah Mertes