Need a visual aid for your print edition? For this week's issue, Jonathan Gold explores the best dishes of the year from across our sprawling city. Click through for Anne Fishbein's spectacular photos and read more in Gold's Counter Intelligence, “The Best Dishes of 2009.”

Pig ears from Church & State; Credit: Anne Fishbein

Pig ears from Church & State; Credit: Anne Fishbein

Chef Walter Manzke at Church & State; Credit: Anne Fishbein

Chef Walter Manzke at Church & State; Credit: Anne Fishbein

Satoshi Kiyokawa at Kiyokawa restaurant; Credit: Anne Fishbein

Satoshi Kiyokawa at Kiyokawa restaurant; Credit: Anne Fishbein

The sushi of Kiyokawa; Credit: Anne Fishbein

The sushi of Kiyokawa; Credit: Anne Fishbein

Kogi truck with patron; Credit: Anne Fishbein

Kogi truck with patron; Credit: Anne Fishbein

The Kogi truck; Credit: Anne Fishbein

The Kogi truck; Credit: Anne Fishbein

LQ Bistro; Credit: Anne Fishbein

LQ Bistro; Credit: Anne Fishbein

The work of Ludo Lefebvre; Credit: Anne Fishbein

The work of Ludo Lefebvre; Credit: Anne Fishbein

Chef Casey Lane tasting in the kitchen of The Tasting Kitchen; Credit: Anne Fishbein

Chef Casey Lane tasting in the kitchen of The Tasting Kitchen; Credit: Anne Fishbein

Beer float at The Golden State; Credit: Anne Fishbein

Beer float at The Golden State; Credit: Anne Fishbein

The Varnish; Credit: Anne Fishbein

The Varnish; Credit: Anne Fishbein