THE 101ST BEST THING WE ATE THIS YEAR
TOC editor-in-chief Frank Sennett and executive editor Amy Carr drew the line: 150 miles is too far to ask readers to travel to try a dish on the 100 Best list. So we created a special category for the slow-cooked farm egg that began one of the year’s most memorable meals, which happened to take place at a restaurant called June in a strip mall in Peoria Heights, Illinois. More than meriting a spot on this list, the almost soufflélike whites and creamy yolk of this sous-vide egg merit the three-hour drive. 4450 N Prospect Rd, suite S1 (877-682-5863). $8.
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