Shocking Food Revelations 2011

Romera, Chris Cannon, and Williamsburg high in shock value.

Eater's list of 2011's best restaurant "surprises" raises a few good questions. Like, how could Chris Cannon abandon us just like that? Why wasn't Romera as easy to hate as we had hoped it would be? Who would have thought that Isa would taste more like heaven than hipster? One opinion held that Per Se was shockingly bad, while another found astoundingly good onion soup somewhere unknown. Personally, we're just shocked at how unshocking the year actually was. [Eater NY]