By Sue Kidd

The News Tribune - TNT Diner

Not since 2006 has the South Sound seen a flurry of interesting restaurants opening in such an abbreviated time frame. I’ll remember 2011 for the quality additions to the region’s culinary landscape – Social Bar and Grill, Marrow Kitchen Bar, Zara Mediterranean Cuisine, JW and 208 Garfield.

Looking back, here are the 10 best things I ate this year, in no particular order, and a bit about the restaurants where I found them...