2014 was a big year for FAU Spoon.

We started our chapter and with your help, brought together a community of food lovers at a school where 85% of students live off-campus.

Now, as we bring in the new year, we’re reminiscing over our favorite eats of the year.

Here are the best things our staff ate:

1. Brown Sugar Spiced Bacon

Best Food

Photo of Tanzy via Tanzy Boca Raton Facebook


Where: Tanzy, Boca Raton

“The applewood smoked bacon tossed in brown sugar and red chili flakes is the best thing I’ve tasted all year. It’s sweet, it’s salty: it’s everything.” – Regina Kaza, Marketing Director

2. The Southern Belle Burger

Best Food

Photo via Charm City Burger Company Facebook


Where: Charm City Burger Company, Deerfield Beach

“Two words: Bacon. Coleslaw. It’s a things and it’s a thing that burgers now feel naked without. Muenster cheese, spicy BBQ sauce, onion tanglers, bacon slaw and garlic aioli. Easily the best craft burger close to campus.” – Emily Bloch, Editor-in-Chief

3. Eggs and Bacon

Best Food

Photo via Farmer’s Table Boca Facebook


Where: Farmer’s Table, Boca Raton

“It was as simple as eggs over-easy and bacon. They served it to my friends and I with edible flowers on top! We felt special AND they only use all organic ingredients.” – Sydney Gabel, Contributor

4. Meatball Hoagie

Best Food

Photo via Mellow Mushroom Delray Beach Facebook


Where:  Mellow Mushroom, Delray Beach

“I fell in love with this place the first time I stepped foot in the door! And then when I tried their hoagies, I was in love! A hoagie filled with meatballs, red sauce and melted Mozzarella. Garnished with Italian Seasoning. Simple, yet decadent. You’ll want to come back for another.” – Samantha Peirce, Contributor

5. White Fish and Garlic Carpaccio

Best Food

Photo via Marumi Sushi Photo Gallery


Where: Marumi Sushi, Plantation

“Paper thin, translucent layers of fresh white fish, savory garlic chips, and a hint of sea-salt make this beautiful dish come alive on your tongues, like grown-up Pop Rocks.” – Jillian Melero, Contributor

6. Stuffed Shells

Best Food

Photo via Boca’s Best Pinterest


Where: Boca’s Best Pizza Bar, Boca Raton

“The ricotta cheese so good I could eat it with a spoon!” – Shafer Ross, Contributor

7. Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Best Food

Photo via Kilwins Facebook


Where: Kilwins, multiple locations

“The moment I had salted caramel ice cream from Kilwins, I never went back to other flavors. There was the perfect balance of salty and sweet, and the creamy, sticky, oozy texture of the caramel that made my mouth water.” – Nicole Wengert, VP of Operations