By now you’ve read all the various year-end round-ups and even this year’s Where to Eat extravaganza from newly non-anonymous critic Adam Platt. There is a ton of outstanding information out there that will help you eat better in the coming year. But if you’re going to make proper use of these round-ups and actually eat all of the things you may have missed, you’re going to need a plan. (Especially since 2013 was such an outstanding year for new restaurants, and it’s just a matter of time before 2014’s new spots start to open.) This is where Grub Street comes in: Keep reading to see 25 things that were big in 2013 that you absolutely need to do in order to get ready for 2014, then click through the slideshow to read why each of these items is so vital to New York’s current culinary identity.
Related: Where to Eat 2014