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Can a person fall in love with a drink? I thought I had met my match after trying The Wallace's Early Ace—so much so that I had to dedicate an award to the heavenly pistachio cocktail. Such was the case with the rest of this year's Critic's Picks, a list featuring restaurants and bars that left a lasting impression. My favorite new places include a casual wine bar in Burbank, an ice cream truck that made its move to the better coast, and a video arcade that doubles as a cocktail bar. Here is the full list of Critic's Picks—and why each one should be on your radar, too.
RECOMMENDED: 2014 Food & Drink Awards